By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can possible partners work with you?
Were proving that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to help construct brand name brand-new solar projects. Even big companies that have actually led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease strategies or where decreases might not be instant.
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had actually chosen on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to clean 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 clean energy by building brand-new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist build brand new solar projects. Even huge business that have actually led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be instant.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by developing brand-new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both filthy grids and economically distressed neighborhoods with our solar jobs
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the most significant obstacles for us, as a fairly new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making trustworthiness with market leaders who may be used to doing things a specific way. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional methods in which brand-new solar advancements have been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement conversation.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment features market leaders and subjects associated with accelerating a fair and simply shift to a renewable energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are prospering in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by three Tennesseans who desire to ensure that the innovation and advantages of renewable resource reach all neighborhoods around our country similarly, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left behind. Click on this link to discover 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 business?
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent improving the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted.
For more information about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.