Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Laura Zapata, Co-Founder of Clearloop
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
For more information about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
How can potential partners do business with you?
Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist construct brand name brand-new solar tasks. Even huge companies that have actually led the way in eco-friendly 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 may have little control over decrease methods or where reductions may not be immediate.
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business need to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent boosting the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by constructing 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 capability to sign a power purchase agreement to help build brand brand-new solar tasks. Even huge companies that have actually led the method in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be instant.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation features market leaders and topics connected to speeding up an equitable and simply shift to a sustainable energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are growing in the renewable energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by three Tennesseans who want to make sure that the innovation and benefits of eco-friendly energy reach all neighborhoods around our nation similarly, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE to read 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 changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had actually picked the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies need to purchase cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent increasing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. For me, as one of 3 creators, this business was motivated by the desire to bring clearness to a large issue with a simple solution. We desired companies to take climate action in the very same neighborhood that welcomed my household as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was unclear
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by constructing brand-new solar jobs in American neighborhoods 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 communities with our solar tasks
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the biggest obstacles for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making credibility with industry leaders who might be used to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard ways in which new solar developments have been financed, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement conversation.