By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
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 broaden access to tidy energy by constructing 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 tackle both unclean grids and economically distressed neighborhoods with our solar jobs
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
One of the most significant challenges for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making reliability with market leaders who may be used to doing things a certain way. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional ways in which brand-new solar developments have actually been financed, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement discussion.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation features industry leaders and topics connected 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 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by 3 Tennesseans who want to make certain that the development and benefits of renewable resource reach all communities around our nation similarly, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click on this link 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 begin your business?
Clearloop started as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had actually decided 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 began as an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen on the name– we were testing 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 limited. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by developing brand-new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to help construct brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the method in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest portion 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 instant.
To find out more about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
How can prospective partners do business with you?
Were showing that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist develop brand name brand-new solar tasks. Even big business that have actually blazed a trail in renewable resource procurement are now confronted with the truth that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint remains in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction methods or where decreases may not be instant. That is where Clearloop comes in– were a brand-new tool for businesses big and small to take concrete climate action today and assist us decarbonize the grid in the places that need it one of the most. We need more creative methods to assist deal with the environment crisis in a manner that buys the locations where that dollar creates more economic chance and social mobility for the communities where were developing. Were firm followers that the ecological, health, and financial benefits of clean energy financial investments ought to reach all corners of our country and were looking for partners who are prepared to do something about it