By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
To read more about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by developing new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were pioneering putting a carbon value on the building of new solar capability thats determined in watts, not watt-hours, with a new funding structure that permits a broader variety of companies to take part, while also being deliberate about the neighborhoods where were investing to achieve a fair tidy energy future. We recently broke ground on our first utility-connected solar project in Jackson, Tennessee. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both filthy grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar tasks
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the biggest obstacles for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making trustworthiness with market leaders who might be utilized to doing things a specific method. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional ways in which brand-new solar advancements have been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement discussion.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment includes market leaders and topics connected to accelerating a fair and just shift to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are thriving in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by 3 Tennesseans who wish to ensure that the development and benefits of renewable energy reach all neighborhoods around our country similarly, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left. Click HERE to find out 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 started as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had chosen on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited.
Clearloop started as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent improving 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 assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by constructing brand-new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help construct brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even huge business that have led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction techniques or where reductions might not be immediate.
How can potential 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 assist construct brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge business that have actually led the way in renewable 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 strategies or where decreases might not be instant.