By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Clearloop began as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had actually decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by developing brand-new solar projects in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help construct brand brand-new solar jobs. Even huge business that have led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the biggest portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over reduction methods or where reductions may not be instant.
How can prospective partners do service with you?
Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help build brand new solar jobs. Even big 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 techniques or where reductions might not be immediate. That is where Clearloop can be found in– were a new tool for organizations little and huge to take tangible climate action right now and assist us decarbonize the grid in the locations that require it the most. We require more creative methods to help tackle the climate crisis in a manner that purchases the locations where that dollar produces more economic chance and social mobility for the communities where were constructing. Were firm followers that the ecological, health, and financial advantages of clean energy financial investments ought to reach all corners of our country and were looking for partners who are ready to take action
To read more about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by building brand-new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both unclean grids and economically distressed neighborhoods with our solar projects
What challenges do you deal with? Why?
One of the greatest challenges for us, as a fairly new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making reliability with industry leaders who may be used to doing things a specific method. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional ways in which brand-new solar developments have been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement discussion.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment includes market leaders and topics related to speeding up a fair and just transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by three Tennesseans who desire to make certain that the development and advantages of renewable resource reach all neighborhoods around our country equally, beginning with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. 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 company?
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electricity 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 motivated by the desire to bring clarity to a large issue with a basic service. We desired business to take climate action in the very same community that welcomed my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was unclear