Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Laura Zapata, Co-Founder of Clearloop
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation includes market leaders and subjects connected to speeding up a fair and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are prospering in the sustainable energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member company established by 3 Tennesseans who wish to make sure that the development and advantages 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 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 a concept that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had chosen on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be spent improving the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted.
Clearloop started as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent boosting the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech startup 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 building brand-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 arrangement to help build brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge companies that have led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases might not be instant.
To learn more about Clearloop, check out https://clearloop.us/.
How can potential partners work with you?
Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase contract to assist construct brand new solar projects. Even huge companies that have led the way in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over reduction techniques or where decreases might not be instant.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by building brand-new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left. Were pioneering putting a carbon value on the building and construction of new solar capacity thats measured in watts, not watt-hours, with a brand-new funding structure that allows a broader variety of companies to take part, while likewise being deliberate about the neighborhoods where were investing to accomplish a fair clean energy future. We recently began on our very first utility-connected solar task 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 communities with our solar tasks
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
One of the biggest challenges for us, as a reasonably new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is making reliability with market leaders who might be utilized to doing things a particular way. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard methods in which new solar developments have been financed, and bringing attention to new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement conversation.