By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can potential partners do service with you?
Were proving that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist build brand name brand-new solar tasks. Even big business that have actually blazed a trail in eco-friendly energy procurement are now confronted with the truth that the most significant chunk of their carbon footprint remains in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over decrease techniques or where decreases may not be immediate. That is where Clearloop comes in– were a new tool for organizations huge and small to take tangible climate action right now and assist us decarbonize the grid in the places that require it one of the most. We need more innovative ways to help deal with the environment crisis in such a way that purchases the places where that dollar develops more financial opportunity and social movement for the communities where were constructing. Were firm believers that the ecological, health, and financial advantages of clean energy financial investments must reach all corners of our country and were looking for partners who are prepared to take action
To find out more about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a business. In the early days– even before we had chosen on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be invested increasing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by developing new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist develop brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even huge business that have led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease strategies or where reductions might not be instant.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with companies of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by constructing new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left. Were pioneering putting a carbon worth on the building of brand-new solar capacity thats determined in watts, not watt-hours, with a new funding structure that permits a wider array of business to get involved, while likewise being intentional about the neighborhoods where were investing to accomplish an equitable tidy energy future. We just recently broke ground on our very first utility-connected solar job in Jackson, Tennessee. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we tackle both filthy grids and economically distressed neighborhoods with our solar projects
What challenges do you deal with? Why?
One of the greatest challenges for us, as a relatively new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning reliability with market leaders who might be used to doing things a specific way. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional ways in which brand-new solar developments have been funded, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement conversation.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment includes industry leaders and subjects related to speeding up an equitable and just transition to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the sustainable energy sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member company founded by 3 Tennesseans who wish to make certain that the innovation and advantages of sustainable energy reach all communities around our nation equally, beginning with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click HERE to learn more about Clearloops impact.
The following is a Q&A with Clearloop Co-Founder Laura Zapata and Constance Thompson, ACOREs Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs
What inspired you to start your company?
Clearloop began as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business need to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted.