By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Clearloop started as a concept 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 companies require to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested increasing 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 help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by building new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase contract to help develop brand new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the way in eco-friendly 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 methods or where reductions may not be instant.
How can possible partners do organization with you?
Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to assist develop brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge companies that have actually led the way in eco-friendly 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 might have little control over decrease techniques or where reductions may not be immediate.
To get more information about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment includes market leaders and topics connected to accelerating an equitable and just shift to a sustainable energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are flourishing in the sustainable energy sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by 3 Tennesseans who wish to ensure that the innovation and benefits of renewable energy reach all communities around our nation similarly, beginning with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE to find out 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 company?
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had chosen on the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be invested boosting the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by developing new solar projects 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 financially distressed communities with our solar jobs
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
One of the greatest difficulties for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is earning credibility with industry leaders who might be used to doing things a particular way. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard methods in which brand-new solar developments have been financed, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement discussion.