Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Ally Mendoza, CEO of SUNTEX
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 16, 2021
Additionally, even though solar energy has actually been around for a while, the fundamentals of these tasks are not extensively taught in school. Throughout our preliminary consultation, I noted that they might only attain about 56% of solar energy offset due to their homes usage rates and shading from trees on the property. We went over a few extra energy efficiency upgrades to the home to reduce energy consumption, which might provide a greater energy offset. Angela at first flinched at the idea of investing more money into the house, but eventually she called me back and said she desired to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades. Thanks to the A/c upgrade, they have minimized their energy intake greatly, 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 happy to share the fourth installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation features industry leaders and subjects related to accelerating a fair and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are growing in the renewable energy sector.
What inspired you to begin 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 merely sharing knowledge with others. My individual objectives and desire to help others led me to work in the renewable resource sector, where I can pursue this dream on a bigger scale.
Inform us about SUNTEX?
Our businesss objective is easy: we desire to make solar simple and inexpensive every step of the method. We mainly serve the Hispanic neighborhood in Texas. That is what we do best– assist Spanish speakers comprehend and adopt sustainable energy as a lifestyle, assisting generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey toward developing SUNTEX. Existed an “aha minute” when you chose to concentrate on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my business partner and I had the chance to sign up with a really appealing little solar installation business in Houston. Through this work we saw the chance readily available to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) community. As an outcome, my partner and I combined his experience in selling to the Hispanic market with my customer service know-how to develop SUNTEX where “the consumer is the reason we exist as a business”. Our focus is connecting the Hispanic neighborhood and our customers with outstanding customer support.
Why is concentrating on the Hispanic neighborhood a concern for SUNTEX?
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 benefits everybody, regardless of race or background, and that our individuals would need a lot of support to comprehend how to acquire this advantage for their homes.
What difficulties do you face? Why?
Being a small business with a high level of service expectations for our consumers comes with its own set of challenges. Furthermore, even though solar energy has actually been around for a while, the basics of these tasks are not commonly taught in school.
How are you making an effect through SUNTEX?
By merely measuring up to our honest worths. I have learned throughout my life that in business, there is no other method to do it best however to be honest. While others may take faster ways, the reality constantly dominates.
Please share with us a recent company success story.
Throughout our initial consultation, I noted that they might only achieve about 56% of solar energy balanced out due to their houses consumption rates and shading from trees on the home. We talked about a couple of extra energy effectiveness upgrades to the home to lower energy intake, which could supply a greater energy balanced out. Angela at first flinched at the thought of investing more money into the house, however ultimately she called me back and stated she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy effectiveness upgrades.
Throughout the setup, we ended up paying for Angela and her senior mother to remain in a hotel till their upgrades and assessments were complete to ensure they were comfortable throughout the process.
Now, Angelas planetary system covers 100% of the electricity utilized in her house. Thanks to the air conditioner upgrade, they have actually decreased their energy intake considerably, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment monthly that is less than she was paying before setting up solar. This is what we mean by “customer support.”
From a nationwide point of view, how can we enhance access to eco-friendly enery?
Most of the homeowners that we go to are lucky to own a house, yet many of them have not qualified for solar due to numerous combined or isolated aspects such as subprime credit score, lower yearly household earnings, self-employment, or a lack of understanding of readily available loan programs. We need to provide more individuals with opportunities to embrace sustainable energy with fewer inconveniences.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your service?
By empowering us to believe that there is someone there to support our development in this market, and giving us the chance to satisfy others in the exact same boat. Now I understand that there is hope for minority little organizations in the renewable resource industry.
How can prospective partners do company with you?
It is very important that we share the exact same worths and mission to assist others, even if it indicates getting out of our convenience zones. It might cost a little bit more for us to do business, but its worth it in the end for our customers. If youre willing to begin there, we d love to satisfy to go over possible partnership chances.
Exists anything else you would like to show ACORE members and partners?
We are really grateful for the Accelerate subscription program and for all of the chances you have offered. I understand this is just the start, and we have a long road ahead of us; however, I eagerly anticipate ending up being a sponsor to help pave the method for other Accelerate members in the future– with an unique thanks to all of my clients and partners at SUNTEX, because they are the fuel that drives the mission!
For more information about SUNTEX, go to https://suntexllc.com/.