Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Laura Zapata, Co-Founder of Clearloop
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can prospective partners do organization with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help build brand new solar tasks. Even huge business that have actually blazed a trail in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be immediate. That is where Clearloop is available in– were a new tool for companies little and big to take concrete climate action today and help us decarbonize the grid in the places that need it one of the most. We require more innovative methods to assist deal with the climate crisis in such a way that purchases the locations where that dollar develops more financial opportunity and social movement for the communities where were building. Were firm believers that the ecological, health, and financial advantages of tidy energy investments ought to reach all corners of our nation and were looking for partners who are prepared to do something about it
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 subjects connected to speeding up a fair and just shift to a renewable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member company established by 3 Tennesseans who desire to ensure that the development and benefits of renewable resource reach all neighborhoods around our nation similarly, beginning with the communities that have a history of getting left. Click on this link 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 start your company?
Clearloop started as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had selected the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies require to purchase cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited. For me, as one of 3 founders, this business was inspired by the desire to bring clearness to a big problem with an easy solution. We desired business to take climate action in the same neighborhood that welcomed my household as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was uncertain
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup 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 jobs in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both dirty grids and financially distressed communities with our solar tasks
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the most significant difficulties for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making reliability with industry leaders who may be used to doing things a certain method. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional methods in which new solar advancements have actually been financed, and bringing attention to new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement conversation.
To discover more about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop started as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen on the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent improving 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 help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by building new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to assist construct brand name new solar projects. Even big business that have actually led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest 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 immediate.