Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Ally Mendoza, CEO of SUNTEX
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 16, 2021
Furthermore, even though solar energy has actually been around for a while, the basics of these jobs are not extensively taught in school. During our preliminary consultation, I kept in mind that they could only accomplish about 56% of solar energy balanced out due to their homes intake rates and shading from trees on the property. We talked about a few additional energy efficiency upgrades to the house to reduce energy usage, which might supply a higher energy offset. Angela at first winced at the idea of investing more money into the house, however eventually she called me back and said she desired to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades. Thanks to the Air Conditioning upgrade, they have actually lowered their energy consumption greatly, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying prior to setting up solar.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the 4th installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics related to accelerating a fair and just shift to an eco-friendly energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are prospering in the renewable resource sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I constantly set high expectations for myself and constantly search for chances to serve others– be it by supplying remarkable customer support, language translations, or just sharing knowledge with others. My individual objectives and desire to help others led me to work in the sustainable energy sector, where I can pursue this dream on a larger scale.
Tell us about SUNTEX?
Our companys objective is basic: we wish to make solar easy and cost effective every action of the method. We largely serve the Hispanic neighborhood in Texas. That is what we do best– assist Spanish speakers understand and embrace renewable resource as a way of living, helping generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey towards establishing SUNTEX. Was there an “aha minute” when you decided to focus on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my company partner and I had the chance to sign up with an extremely appealing small solar installation company in Houston. Through this work we saw the opportunity offered to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) neighborhood. As an outcome, my partner and I integrated his experience in selling to the Hispanic market with my client service know-how to produce SUNTEX where “the customer is the reason we exist as a company”. Our focus is linking the Hispanic community and our customers with exceptional customer support.
Why is concentrating on the Hispanic neighborhood a concern for SUNTEX?
Primary: it remains in our blood. My organization partner and I are native Spanish speakers, and we can determine well with our individuals and their worldview. Second: in the past, we have personally experienced an absence of care and interaction from those that can not relate to our culture. We understood that solar benefits everyone, no matter race or background, and that our people would require a lot of support to comprehend how to get this benefit for their houses.
What difficulties do you deal with? Why?
Being a little company with a high level of service expectations for our consumers comes with its own set of obstacles. Furthermore, even though solar energy has actually been around for a while, the fundamentals of these tasks are not extensively taught in school.
How are you making an impact through SUNTEX?
By just living up to our truthful values. I have actually found out throughout my life that in service, there is no other method to do it right however to be truthful. While others might take shortcuts, the reality constantly dominates.
Please show us a current business success story.
During our preliminary consultation, I kept in mind that they could just accomplish about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses consumption rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We talked about a couple of extra energy effectiveness upgrades to the house to lower energy intake, which might supply a higher energy balanced out. Angela at first flinched at the thought of investing more money into the home, however ultimately she called me back and said she desired to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
During the setup, we ended up spending for Angela and her elderly mother to remain in a hotel till their upgrades and evaluations were complete to ensure they were comfy throughout the procedure.
Now, Angelas solar system covers 100% of the electrical power used in her house. Thanks to the Air Conditioning upgrade, they have minimized their energy intake significantly, 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 “consumer service.”
From a nationwide perspective, how can we improve access to sustainable enery?
Most of the homeowners that we check out are lucky to own a house, yet numerous of them have not certified for solar due to numerous combined or isolated factors such as subprime credit rating, lower yearly home income, self-employment, or an absence of knowledge of available loan programs. We require to supply more individuals with chances to adopt renewable energy with less hassles.
How has your Accelerate subscription helped your organization?
By empowering us to think that there is someone there to support our growth in this industry, and providing us the chance to meet others in the very same boat. Now I know that there is wish for minority small companies in the renewable resource market.
How can prospective partners work with you?
It is very important that we share the exact same worths and objective to assist others, even if it implies leaving our comfort zones. It may cost a little more for us to do company, but its worth it in the end for our consumers. If youre willing to start there, we d like to fulfill to discuss possible cooperation opportunities.
Is there anything else you would like to show ACORE members and partners?
We are genuinely grateful for the Accelerate subscription program and for all of the opportunities you have actually supplied. I know this is only the beginning, and we have a long road ahead of us; however, I anticipate becoming a sponsor to help lead the way for other Accelerate members in the future– with an unique thanks to all of my customers and partners at SUNTEX, because they are the fuel that drives the mission!
For more information about SUNTEX, see https://suntexllc.com/.