By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by constructing 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 take on both dirty grids and economically distressed communities with our solar tasks
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the biggest challenges for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is earning trustworthiness with market leaders who may be used to doing things a particular way. Clearloop is challenging some of the conventional ways in which new solar advancements have actually been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement conversation.
Clearloop began as a concept that changed 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 tidy energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by building brand-new solar projects in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase contract to help develop brand new solar projects. Even huge companies that have actually led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be immediate.
For more information about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment features market leaders and topics connected to accelerating a fair and just shift to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are thriving in the renewable energy sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member company established by three Tennesseans who wish to make certain that the innovation and advantages of renewable energy reach all neighborhoods around our country equally, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click HERE to discover 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 start your business?
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had chosen the name– we were testing out the theory that more business need to buy tidying up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted. For me, as one of 3 founders, this company was inspired by the desire to bring clarity to a big issue with a simple option. We desired business to take environment action in the same community that welcomed my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was uncertain
How can prospective partners work with you?
Were proving that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help develop brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge business that have led the method in renewable resource procurement are now confronted with the reality that the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint remains in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over reduction techniques or where reductions might not be instant. That is where Clearloop comes in– were a new tool for companies big and small to take concrete environment action right now and assist us decarbonize the grid in the places that need it the many. We need more innovative ways to assist take on the environment crisis in such a way that invests in the places where that dollar creates more financial chance and social mobility for the communities where were building. Were firm believers that the ecological, health, and financial advantages of tidy energy investments must reach all corners of our nation and were searching for partners who are all set to do something about it