By Constance ThompsonSeptember 16, 2021
Furthermore, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the fundamentals of these tasks are not extensively taught in school. Throughout our initial consultation, I kept in mind that they could just accomplish about 56% of solar energy offset due to their homes consumption rates and shading from trees on the home. We discussed a few extra energy performance upgrades to the home to decrease energy consumption, which could supply a higher energy offset. Angela initially flinched at the idea of investing more cash into the home, but ultimately she called me back and said she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy performance upgrades. Thanks to the Air conditioner upgrade, they have actually decreased their energy usage significantly, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying before setting up solar.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the fourth installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation features industry leaders and subjects associated with accelerating an equitable 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 companies are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I always set high expectations for myself and always look for opportunities to serve others– be it by supplying extraordinary client service, language translations, or simply sharing knowledge with others. My personal goals and desire to help others led me to work in the renewable resource sector, where I can pursue this dream on a larger scale.
Tell us about SUNTEX?
Our businesss objective is simple: we want to make solar simple and budget friendly every step of the method. We mainly serve the Hispanic community in Texas. That is what we do best– assist Spanish speakers comprehend and adopt sustainable energy as a method of life, helping generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey towards developing SUNTEX. Existed an “aha minute” when you decided to concentrate on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my business partner and I had the opportunity to sign up with an extremely promising small solar setup business in Houston. Through this work we saw the opportunity offered to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) community.
Why is focusing on the Hispanic community a top priority for SUNTEX?
Number Two: in the past, we have actually personally experienced a lack of care and communication from those that can not recognize with our culture. We understood that solar advantages everyone, regardless of race or background, and that our individuals would require a lot of support to comprehend how to get this advantage for their houses.
What challenges do you deal with? Why?
Being a small company with a high level of service expectations for our customers comes with its own set of difficulties. In addition, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the basics of these tasks are not widely taught in school.
How are you making an impact through SUNTEX?
By simply measuring up to our honest values. I have actually learned throughout my life that in business, there is no other way to do it best but to be sincere. While others might take faster ways, the truth always prevails.
Please show us a recent company success story.
Throughout our preliminary appointment, I kept in mind that they could just attain about 56% of solar energy balanced out due to their homes consumption rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We went over a couple of additional energy effectiveness upgrades to the home to lower energy usage, which could provide a higher energy balanced out. Angela initially winced at the idea of investing more money into the house, however eventually she called me back and stated she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
During the setup, we ended up spending for Angela and her senior mom to stay in a hotel up until their upgrades and evaluations were total to ensure they were comfortable throughout the procedure.
Now, Angelas solar system covers 100% of the electrical power utilized in her home. Thanks to the a/c upgrade, they have reduced their energy usage greatly, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment monthly that is less than she was paying before setting up solar. This is what we suggest by “customer service.”
From a national point of view, how can we enhance access to eco-friendly enery?
From my experience, there is a huge space in access. The majority of the house owners that we visit are lucky to own a home, yet many of them have not certified for solar due to a number of combined or isolated factors such as subprime credit report, lower yearly household earnings, self-employment, or a lack of understanding of available loan programs. These communities require more assistance and education on the importance of setting up a planetary system that can save them cash. We need to supply more people with chances to embrace renewable resource with less inconveniences.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your business?
By empowering us to think that there is somebody there to support our growth in this industry, and giving us the opportunity to meet others in the same boat. Now I know that there is wish for minority little businesses in the eco-friendly energy market.
How can potential partners work with you?
It is very important that we share the exact same values and objective to help others, even if it suggests leaving our comfort zones. It may cost a little bit more for us to do service, but its worth it in the end for our clients. If youre ready to start there, we d love to satisfy to discuss possible cooperation opportunities.
Exists anything else you wish to show ACORE members and partners?
We are really grateful for the Accelerate membership program and for all of the chances you have actually provided. I understand this is just the beginning, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; however, I anticipate ending up being a sponsor to assist pave the way for other Accelerate members in the future– with a special thanks to all of my consumers and partners at SUNTEX, given that they are the fuel that drives the objective!
To read more about SUNTEX, go to https://suntexllc.com/.