By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can potential partners do business with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to assist construct brand brand-new solar projects. Even big companies that have actually blazed a trail in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint remains in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over decrease strategies or where decreases may not be immediate. That is where Clearloop comes in– were a brand-new tool for services small and big to take tangible environment action right now and help us decarbonize the grid in the locations that need it the a lot of. We need more imaginative ways to assist deal with the climate crisis in a manner that invests in the places where that dollar produces more financial opportunity and social movement for the communities where were developing. Were firm believers that the environmental, health, and economic advantages of clean energy investments ought to reach all corners of our nation and were searching for partners who are ready to act
Tell us about Clearloop?
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 expand access to clean energy by constructing brand-new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left. Were pioneering putting a carbon worth on the building of brand-new solar capacity thats measured in watts, not watt-hours, with a brand-new financing structure that permits a broader range of business to participate, while also being intentional about the neighborhoods where were investing to achieve a fair clean energy future. We recently began on our first utility-connected solar project in Jackson, Tennessee. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both filthy grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar projects
What obstacles do you face? Why?
One of the biggest difficulties for us, as a reasonably new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning trustworthiness with industry leaders who may be utilized to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional ways in which new solar developments have actually been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement conversation.
For more information about Clearloop, check out https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop began as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually chosen on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested increasing 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 assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by building brand-new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to assist develop brand brand-new solar tasks. Even big companies that have actually led the method in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over reduction methods or where decreases might not be immediate.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics associated with accelerating an equitable and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are growing in the renewable energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by 3 Tennesseans who desire to make certain that the development and benefits of renewable resource reach all communities around our nation equally, beginning with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click on this link 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 begin your business?
Clearloop started as an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more business need to invest in 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 founders, this company was inspired by the desire to bring clarity to a large issue with an easy option. We desired business to take environment action in the very same community that invited my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was unclear