By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
For more information about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
How can prospective partners do business with you?
Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help construct brand new solar projects. Even big business that have actually led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over decrease strategies or where decreases might not be instant.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation features industry leaders and topics connected to accelerating a fair and just transition to a sustainable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are prospering in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by 3 Tennesseans who want to ensure that the innovation and advantages of eco-friendly energy reach all communities around our nation equally, beginning with the communities that have a history of getting left. Click on this link to read more about Clearloops effect.
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 begin your company?
Clearloop began as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually selected the name– we were testing out the theory that more business need to purchase tidying up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. For me, as one of three founders, this business was inspired by the desire to bring clearness to a large issue with a simple option. We desired business to take climate action in the same community that invited my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was unclear
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by developing new solar jobs in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we tackle both filthy grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar tasks
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
One of the greatest challenges for us, as a reasonably brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making credibility with market leaders who might be used to doing things a certain way. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard ways in which new solar advancements have actually been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement discussion.
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually chosen on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by constructing new solar projects in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help develop brand name new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have actually led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over decrease methods or where decreases might not be instant.