By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
For more information about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
How can possible partners work with you?
Were showing that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help construct brand name new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the way in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over reduction techniques or where decreases may not be instant.
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by constructing 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 dirty grids and financially distressed communities with our solar jobs
What challenges do you deal with? Why?
One of the most significant difficulties for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is making trustworthiness with industry leaders who might be utilized to doing things a specific method. Clearloop is challenging some of the conventional ways in which brand-new solar advancements have been funded, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement conversation.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation features industry leaders and subjects related to accelerating a fair and simply shift to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are flourishing in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by 3 Tennesseans who desire to make sure that the innovation and benefits of sustainable energy reach all neighborhoods around our nation similarly, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE for 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 start your company?
Clearloop began as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had actually 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 clean energy is restricted.
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 evaluating out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be spent boosting 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, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by constructing brand-new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to help develop brand name new solar projects. Even huge companies that have led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease techniques or where reductions might not be immediate.