By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can possible partners work with you?
Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to help develop brand name new solar projects. Even big companies that have actually led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the greatest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease methods or where reductions might not be immediate.
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electrical power 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 companies of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by building new solar jobs 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 arrangement to assist develop brand new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the way in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over reduction strategies or where reductions may not be immediate.
To learn more about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean 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 tackle both dirty grids and economically distressed neighborhoods with our solar tasks
What difficulties do you deal with? Why?
One of the biggest challenges for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making credibility with industry leaders who might be utilized to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard methods in which brand-new solar advancements have been funded, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement discussion.
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 related to accelerating a fair and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are growing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by three Tennesseans who wish to make sure that the innovation and advantages of renewable energy reach all communities around our nation similarly, beginning with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE to get more information 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 begin your business?
Clearloop started as an idea that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen on the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies require to purchase cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent increasing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. For me, as one of 3 founders, this business was inspired by the desire to bring clearness to a large issue with a simple option. We wanted business to take environment action in the exact same community that invited my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was uncertain