Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Laura Zapata, Co-Founder of Clearloop
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can prospective partners do service with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist build brand new solar projects. Even big business that have actually led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over decrease techniques or where decreases may not be immediate.
Inform 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 clean energy by constructing 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 tackle both dirty grids and economically distressed communities with our solar projects
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the biggest challenges for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is earning credibility with industry leaders who might be used to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the conventional ways in which brand-new solar developments have actually been funded, and bringing attention to brand-new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement discussion.
To find out more about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment features industry leaders and topics related to accelerating a fair and just transition to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are prospering in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by three Tennesseans who desire to ensure that the innovation and advantages of renewable resource reach all neighborhoods around our country equally, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE for 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 start your business?
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies require to purchase tidying up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested boosting the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. For me, as one of 3 founders, this business was influenced by the desire to bring clarity to a large problem with an easy solution. We wanted business to take environment action in the exact same neighborhood that welcomed my household as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was unclear
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen on the name– we were testing out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent increasing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy 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 broaden access to clean energy by constructing new solar tasks in American communities 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 contract to assist build brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even huge business that have led the way in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over decrease methods or where reductions may not be instant.