Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Laura Zapata, Co-Founder of Clearloop
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can potential partners do organization with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to help build brand name new solar projects. Even huge business that have actually blazed a trail in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where reductions may not be immediate. That is where Clearloop can be found in– were a brand-new tool for companies small and huge to take tangible environment action today and help us decarbonize the grid in the locations that need it the a lot of. We require more innovative ways to help tackle the climate crisis in a manner that purchases the places where that dollar produces more financial chance and social movement for the communities where were building. Were firm followers that the environmental, health, and financial benefits of clean energy financial investments ought to reach all corners of our nation and were looking for partners who are ready to act
To find out more about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
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 broaden access to tidy energy by building 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 take on both filthy grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar projects
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the most significant obstacles for us, as a relatively brand-new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning trustworthiness with industry leaders who may be used to doing things a certain method. Clearloop is challenging some of the conventional ways in which new solar developments have actually been funded, and bringing attention to brand-new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement conversation.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics related to speeding up an equitable and just transition to a renewable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are thriving in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member company founded by three Tennesseans who desire to make certain that the innovation and advantages of renewable resource reach all communities around our nation similarly, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left. Click HERE to get 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 began as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies require to buy tidying up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. For me, as one of 3 creators, this company was motivated by the desire to bring clarity to a big issue with a basic solution. We desired companies to take climate action in the same community that invited my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was unclear
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by building new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase contract to assist build brand name new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over reduction strategies or where reductions might not be instant.