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. During our preliminary consultation, I noted that they might just achieve about 56% of solar energy offset due to their homes intake rates and shading from trees on the property. We went over a few extra energy performance upgrades to the house to reduce energy intake, which could offer a greater energy balanced out. Angela initially cringed at the thought of investing more cash into the house, however ultimately she called me back and said she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades. Thanks to the AC upgrade, they have actually decreased their energy usage greatly, 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 4th installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site 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 business are growing in the renewable resource sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I constantly set high expectations for myself and always look for opportunities to serve others– be it by providing extraordinary customer care, language translations, or merely sharing knowledge with others. My personal goals and desire to help others led me to operate in the renewable resource sector, where I can pursue this dream on a bigger scale.
Tell us about SUNTEX?
Our companys objective is basic: we desire to make solar simple and affordable every step of the way. We mostly serve the Hispanic community in Texas. That is what we do best– help Spanish speakers comprehend and adopt renewable resource as a way of life, assisting generations to come.
Please share with us more about your journey towards establishing SUNTEX. Was there an “aha moment” when you decided to concentrate on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my organization partner and I had the opportunity to join an extremely promising small solar setup business in Houston. Through this work we saw the opportunity available to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) neighborhood.
Why is focusing on the Hispanic community a priority for SUNTEX?
Number Two: in the past, we have personally experienced an absence of care and interaction from those that can not identify with our culture. We knew that solar benefits everybody, 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 difficulties do you deal with? Why?
Being a little company with a high level of service expectations for our customers includes its own set of difficulties. The greatest obstacle we face is shared by a number of small services: turnover. In addition, although solar power has actually been around for a while, the basics of these tasks are not extensively taught in school. So, we have to spend a lot quantity of time training sales staff to make sure they have the ability to supply a high level of consumer service.
How are you making an effect through SUNTEX?
By simply measuring up to our truthful values. I have actually learned throughout my life that in business, there is no other method to do it best however to be truthful. While others may take faster ways, the truth constantly prevails.
Please share with us a current company success story.
During our initial appointment, I kept in mind that they could just accomplish about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses usage rates and shading from trees on the home. We discussed a few extra energy effectiveness upgrades to the home to decrease energy usage, which could offer a greater energy offset. Angela initially flinched at the idea 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 performance upgrades.
Throughout the installation, we wound up spending for Angela and her elderly mom to remain in a hotel until their evaluations and upgrades were total to guarantee they were comfy throughout the process.
Now, Angelas solar system covers 100% of the electrical energy used in her house. Thanks to the air conditioner upgrade, they have minimized their energy usage considerably, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment monthly that is less than she was paying before setting up solar. This is what we mean by “customer care.”
From a national viewpoint, how can we enhance access to eco-friendly enery?
From my experience, there is a vast space in gain access to. The majority of the property owners that we visit are fortunate to own a house, yet a number of them have not certified for solar due to several combined or isolated elements such as subprime credit history, lower annual household earnings, self-employment, or an absence of understanding of offered loan programs. These communities require more assistance and education on the importance of setting up a planetary system that can save them money. We require to supply more people with opportunities to adopt renewable resource with less hassles.
How has your Accelerate membership assisted your company?
By empowering us to believe that there is someone there to support our growth in this market, and giving us the chance to fulfill others in the exact same boat. Now I understand that there is expect minority small companies in the renewable energy market.
How can prospective partners work with you?
It is very important that we share the exact same values and objective to assist others, even if it indicates leaving our comfort zones. It might cost a little bit more for us to do service, but its worth it in the end for our customers. We d love to fulfill to talk about possible cooperation opportunities if youre prepared to begin there.
Is there anything else you wish to share with ACORE members and partners?
We are really grateful for the Accelerate subscription program and for all of the opportunities you have actually supplied. I know this is just the start, and we have a long road ahead of us; however, I anticipate ending up being a sponsor to assist lead the way for other Accelerate members in the future– with a special thanks to all of my customers and collaborators at SUNTEX, considering that they are the fuel that drives the objective!
For more information about SUNTEX, go to https://suntexllc.com/.