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Infoblox’s support for Clearloop’s Panola County solar project will help provide clean energy, promote economic growth and create jobs for the region
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Infoblox Inc., the leader in cloud-first networking and security services, today announced it will support the expansion of renewable energy in Panola County, Mississippi through carbon solutions platform, Clearloop. Clearloop is introducing two new solar plants into the region, which will begin providing clean energy for residents and businesses in 2024. Infoblox’s support for the Panola County project will remove over 11.2 million pounds of carbon from the atmosphere and help increase equitable access to clean energy in this economically distressed community. When completed, Clearloop’s Panola County plants will generate 10 megawatts of renewable and clean power, which has the capacity to power up to 2,000 homes in the region for 40 years and will prevent 786 million pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere. Infoblox’s investor, Vista Equity Partners, is also a major sponsor of Clearloop’s first solar project in Jackson, Tennessee.
“Infoblox is committed to Environment, Social, and Governance, which includes a plan to reduce our GHG emissions footprint and to achieve net-zero by 2050,” said Zafar Brooks, VP of DE&I, Infoblox. “Infoblox’s investment in the Panola County project will offset 100 percent of our 2021 carbon emissions and is among several efforts underway to meet our broader ESG goals. This partnership with Clearloop exemplifies Infoblox’s KIND mission to positively benefit society, serve diverse communities, and enrich the lives of our employees, partners, and customers.
Panola County, MS is a community of hard-working people and is classified as an economically distressed region by the Economic Innovation Group. The construction of the Panola County project will provide an economic stimulus in the region by creating jobs during the construction phase, ongoing employment opportunities, and new economic activity in the region.
“We’re excited Infoblox has chosen our Panola County solar project for its net-zero initiative,” said Laura Zapata, CEO and co-founder of Clearloop. “We’re grateful for the forward-thinking Infoblox is showing by connecting the dots between corporate ESG promises and real impact in taking action that reclaims their carbon footprint while expanding access to clean energy in American communities, where the greatest economic and carbon reduction impact can be achieved. Infoblox’s investment in a Clearloop Panola County project is a tangible step in shifting the way corporate investments clean up the grid by supporting access to equitable solar energy and catalyzing investment in underserved communities.”
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Infoblox is the leader in next generation DNS management and security. More than 13,000 customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 500, rely on Infoblox to scale, simplify and secure their hybrid networks to meet the modern challenges of a cloud-first world. Learn more at https://www.infoblox.com.
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Clearloop, a Silicon Ranch company, partners with companies of all sizes to meet ambitious ESG goals by reclaiming their carbon footprint, expanding access to clean energy, and decarbonizing the grid through the construction of new solar projects in American communities otherwise getting left behind. The two Panola County solar ranches demonstrate Clearloop’s rapid growth, taking the renewables pioneer from 1MW in solar investments to more than 10MW in just under a year. The company broke ground on its first carbon-offset funded solar ranch, a 1MW project in Jackson, TN, last fall; and recently announced a 1MW project in Paris, TN, funded by EV maker Rivian in exchange for renewable energy credits. Clearloop plans to announce a new project in the Appalachian region before the end of the year. To learn more, visit clearloop.us and follow on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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Commercial Partnerships Manager
As our Commercial Partnerships Manager, Emily is focused on identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with Clearloop’s corporate partners and helping them reach a wide range of ESG and sustainability goals. She is also tasked with creating and managing a sales engine that is capable of scaling with Clearloop. Emily’s work directly supports the needs of Clearloop’s growing partnership base and the company’s vision for rapid and equitable decarbonization of the U.S. electricity grid.
COO & Co-Founder
Bob Corney cut his teeth on local political campaigns in the late 1980s, embarking on a three decade career spanning politics, public service and public affairs with stints in the White House, Tennessee State Capitol and corporate C-suites. In addition to leading partnerships across Clearloop, he leads efforts to expand the ambition of corporate climate action through academic, institutional and advocacy efforts. At the core of this work is a common sense focus on decarbonizing the US electric grid, expanding access to clean energy for all and ensuring robust and tangible economic and social benefits in the communities currently getting left behind in the clean energy transition.
Corney has lived in Nashville on and off since childhood and makes it home once again with his wife and children.
CEO & Co-Founder
Laura Zapata has made a career in crisis communications and reputation management having worked in Congress, political campaigns, and Uber. She’s now helping companies reach their net-zero and ESG goals with tangible climate action and ensure that the environmental, health, and economic benefits of new solar projects reach American communities getting left behind.
Zapata is a strong believer that solar can do more if we’re intentional about the communities where we invest and is eager to tap into the economic power of more companies as they seek to tackle their carbon footprint and strive for an equitable clean energy transition. Zapata immigrated from Colombia, was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Policy Research Director
As Clearloop’s Director of Policy Research, Bahaa is responsible for supporting solar project development by researching regulatory, interconnection, and permitting processes. He works closely with the rest of Clearloop’s and Silicon Ranch’s leadership team to build the investment case for its solar project pipeline and collaborating with the community relations teams to build support for solar generation.
Chief Development officer Silicon Ranch + Clearloop Chairman
As Silicon Ranch’s Chief Development Officer and Chairman of Clearloop, Boris is charged with leading the future growth of Silicon Ranch by expanding its project inventory into new markets and use cases across the U.S., and by advancing new product offerings around the company’s carbon solutions business Clearloop and its agrivoltaics solution Regenerative Energy. His role helps bridge together the unique offerings of Silicon Ranch, Clearloop and Regenerative Energy to meet growing customer climate ambitions and deliver tangible environmental, social, and economic impact for our customers and the communities in which we work.
A big believer that there are lots of ways of getting things done. Phil Bredesen is a former Nashville Mayor, Tennessee Governor, CEO, and a successful serial entrepreneur. As mayor of Nashville, Bredesen founded the Land Trust for Tennessee, which has protected more than 126,000 acres to date. As Governor, Phil Bredesen helped establish Tennessee’s largest conservation effort since the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, saving 127,000 acres in the Cumberland Plateau. As a businessman, Bredesen founded Silicon Ranch, one of the largest solar Independent Power Producers in the country. Today, Governor Bredesen is using his experience in the public and private sector to help build Clearloop as a helpful tool for companies of all sizes to make their climate investments have tangible social and economic benefits in communities across Middle America.
Head of Marketing
As Head of Marketing, Meram El Ramahi leads our marketing, communications and branding strategies, working closely with cross-functional teams within Clearloop and Silicon Ranch Corporation to drive growth, amplify our brand, and support our corporate carbon partners. With 20 years of experience leading marketing strategy and executing multi-faceted marketing campaigns in the energy sector, Meram’s expertise and work supports the company’s vision for rapid and equitable decarbonization of the U.S. electricity grid and helping maximize the environmental, social, and economic impact of solar development for communities across our country.
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