Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Ally Mendoza, CEO of SUNTEX

By Constance ThompsonSeptember 16, 2021

In addition, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the essentials of these tasks are not widely taught in school. Throughout our initial visit, I kept in mind that they might just accomplish about 56% of solar energy balanced out due to their houses consumption rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We went over a few extra energy effectiveness upgrades to the house to lower energy consumption, which could offer a higher energy balanced out. Angela initially winced at the thought of investing more money into the home, however eventually she called me back and said she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy performance upgrades. Thanks to the AC upgrade, they have minimized their energy intake considerably, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying before installing solar.

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the fourth installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics connected to accelerating a fair and simply shift to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are prospering in the renewable energy sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I constantly set high expectations for myself and always try to find opportunities to serve others– be it by supplying extraordinary client service, language translations, or simply sharing understanding with others. My individual objectives and desire to assist others led me to work in the renewable resource sector, where I can pursue this dream on a larger scale.
Inform us about SUNTEX?
Our businesss objective is easy: we wish to make solar simple and affordable every step of the method. We largely serve the Hispanic community in Texas. That is what we do best– help Spanish speakers understand and embrace renewable resource as a lifestyle, assisting generations to come.
Please share with us more about your journey toward developing SUNTEX. Was there an “aha minute” when you decided to focus on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my business partner and I had the opportunity to sign up with a really appealing little solar setup business in Houston. Through this work we saw the opportunity readily available to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) community.
Why is concentrating on the Hispanic community a top priority for SUNTEX?
Number One: it remains in our blood. My company partner and I are native Spanish speakers, and we can identify well with our people and their worldview. Number Two: in the past, we have personally experienced a lack of care and interaction from those that can not determine with our culture. We understood that solar advantages everyone, despite race or background, and that our individuals would require a great deal of assistance to understand how to get this benefit for their homes.
What difficulties do you deal with? Why?
Being a little business with a high level of service expectations for our consumers features its own set of challenges. However, the greatest challenge we deal with is shared by a number of small companies: turnover. In addition, despite the fact that solar power has actually been around for a while, the fundamentals of these tasks are not commonly taught in school. We have to invest a lot quantity of time training sales personnel to make sure they are able to supply a high level of customer service.
How are you making an impact through SUNTEX?
By merely living up to our sincere values. I have actually discovered throughout my life that in company, there is no other method to do it right however to be honest. While others may take shortcuts, the truth always dominates.
Please show us a recent business success story.
Throughout our initial consultation, I kept in mind that they might just achieve about 56% of solar energy balanced out due to their homes intake rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We discussed a couple of additional energy efficiency upgrades to the house to lower energy usage, which might supply a higher energy offset. Angela initially cringed at the idea of investing more cash into the house, however eventually she called me back and stated she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy effectiveness upgrades.
During the setup, we wound up paying for Angela and her senior mother to remain in a hotel until their upgrades and examinations were complete to guarantee they were comfortable throughout the procedure.
Now, Angelas planetary system covers 100% of the electrical power used in her home. Thanks to the air conditioning upgrade, they have actually lowered their energy consumption significantly, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment monthly that is less than she was paying before installing solar. This is what we suggest by “client service.”
From a national viewpoint, how can we enhance access to eco-friendly enery?
From my experience, there is a vast space in access. Many of the property owners that we go to are fortunate to own a home, yet numerous of them have actually not qualified for solar due to numerous combined or separated aspects such as subprime credit report, lower annual household income, self-employment, or an absence of knowledge of available loan programs. These neighborhoods need more support and education on the significance of installing a planetary system that can save them money. We need to supply more people with opportunities to adopt renewable resource with fewer hassles.
How has your Accelerate membership assisted your company?
By empowering us to believe that there is someone there to support our development in this market, and providing us the opportunity to meet others in the very same boat. Now I understand that there is hope for minority small companies in the renewable resource industry.
How can possible partners work with you?
It is crucial that we share the very same worths and mission to help others, even if it implies leaving our comfort zones. It might cost a little more for us to do organization, but its worth it in the end for our clients. If youre ready to start there, we d like to fulfill to discuss possible cooperation chances.
Is there anything else you would like to share with ACORE members and partners?
We are genuinely grateful for the Accelerate subscription program and for all of the chances you have supplied. I understand this is only the beginning, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; nevertheless, I eagerly anticipate becoming a sponsor to assist lead the way for other Accelerate members in the future– with an unique thanks to all of my consumers and partners at SUNTEX, because they are the fuel that drives the mission!
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