Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Laura Zapata, Co-Founder of Clearloop
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Clearloop started 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 electrical energy grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing 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 recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by developing brand-new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist build brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even big companies that have led the way in eco-friendly 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 might have little control over reduction methods or where reductions may not be instant.
How can potential partners do organization with you?
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 name new solar jobs. Even huge business that have led the way in renewable 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 techniques or where decreases may not be immediate.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics connected to speeding up a fair and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are growing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by three Tennesseans who wish to make sure that the development and advantages of renewable energy reach all communities around our nation similarly, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left. Click HERE to find out more about Clearloops effect.
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 company?
Clearloop began as an idea that changed 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 companies need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent improving the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted.
To find out more about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by building new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we take on both dirty grids and financially distressed communities with our solar jobs
What challenges do you deal with? Why?
One of the greatest difficulties for us, as a relatively brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making credibility with market leaders who might be utilized to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging a few of the conventional methods in which new solar developments have actually been funded, and bringing attention to new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement discussion. Im a real believer that our viewpoint from the middle of the nation, and our lived experiences as founders from really various backgrounds, has brought into focus why we need more innovative services to help clean up the grid. Weve been motivated by corporate partners like Intuit and Vista Equity Partners, along with brand names like Dropps and Hello Bello, whove invested in recovering their carbon footprint by helping us construct our very first solar task. Weve likewise had the great fortune of finding like-minded companies like ACORE who recognize the value of bringing diverse perspectives to cleaning up the grid and have in fact constructed a program like Accelerate to ensure we have a seat at the table