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 fundamentals of these tasks are not extensively taught in school. During our preliminary consultation, I noted that they could just accomplish about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses consumption rates and shading from trees on the home. We discussed a few extra energy efficiency upgrades to the home to reduce energy consumption, which might provide a higher energy balanced out. Angela initially cringed at the thought of investing more money into the home, however ultimately she called me back and stated she desired to move forward with the solar and energy effectiveness upgrades. Thanks to the Air conditioner upgrade, they have minimized their energy intake considerably, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying prior to installing 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 market leaders and topics connected to accelerating a fair and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the renewable energy sector.
What inspired you to begin SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I always set high expectations for myself and always try to find chances to serve others– be it by providing exceptional client service, language translations, or just sharing knowledge with others. My individual goals and desire to assist others led me to operate in the sustainable energy sector, where I can pursue this dream on a larger scale.
Inform us about SUNTEX?
Our companys objective is easy: we want to make solar simple and cost effective every step of the way. We largely serve the Hispanic neighborhood in Texas. That is what we do best– assist Spanish speakers understand and adopt renewable resource as a lifestyle, helping generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey towards establishing SUNTEX. Was there an “aha moment” when you decided to focus on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my company partner and I had the chance to sign up with a very promising small solar setup business in Houston. Through this work we saw the chance offered to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) community.
Why is focusing on the Hispanic neighborhood a top priority for SUNTEX?
Top: it remains in our blood. My company partner and I are native Spanish speakers, and we can determine well with our individuals and their worldview. Number Two: in the past, we have actually personally experienced an absence of care and interaction from those that can not recognize with our culture. We understood that solar benefits everybody, despite race or background, which our individuals would require a lot of support to comprehend how to obtain this benefit for their houses.
What difficulties 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 challenges. Furthermore, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the fundamentals of these tasks are not commonly taught in school.
How are you making an effect through SUNTEX?
By simply measuring up to our sincere values. I have actually discovered throughout my life that in company, there is no other method to do it ideal however to be honest. While others may take shortcuts, the fact always dominates.
Please share with us a recent company success story.
Throughout our initial visit, I kept in mind that they might just attain about 56% of solar energy offset due to their homes usage rates and shading from trees on the property. We talked about a few extra energy effectiveness upgrades to the house to reduce energy consumption, which might offer a greater energy offset. Angela at first cringed at the idea of investing more cash into the home, however ultimately she called me back and said 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 remain in a hotel till their assessments and upgrades were total to guarantee they were comfortable throughout the process.
Now, Angelas solar system covers 100% of the electricity utilized in her house. Thanks to the air conditioner upgrade, they have actually lowered their energy consumption considerably, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying before setting up solar. This is what we indicate by “customer care.”
From a national viewpoint, how can we improve access to renewable enery?
Most of the house owners that we check out are lucky to own a home, yet many of them have not certified for solar due to a number of combined or separated elements such as subprime credit score, lower annual family income, self-employment, or a lack of understanding of readily available loan programs. We require to offer more individuals with chances to embrace eco-friendly energy with less inconveniences.
How has your Accelerate membership assisted your business?
By empowering us to think that there is somebody there to support our development in this market, and giving us the chance to satisfy others in the exact same boat. Now I know that there is hope for minority small organizations in the eco-friendly energy industry.
How can possible partners do business with you?
It is very important that we share the very same worths and objective to help others, even if it indicates getting out of our comfort zones. It may cost a little bit more for us to do business, but its worth it in the end for our customers. We d love to satisfy to talk about possible partnership chances if youre ready to start there.
Exists anything else you would like to show ACORE members and partners?
We are genuinely grateful for the Accelerate membership program and for all of the opportunities you have supplied. I know this is just the start, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; however, I anticipate ending up being a sponsor to help lead the way for other Accelerate members in the future– with a special thanks to all of my customers and partners at SUNTEX, because they are the fuel that drives the objective!
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