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 fundamentals of these tasks are not commonly taught in school. Throughout our preliminary appointment, I noted that they could only 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 talked about a few additional energy effectiveness upgrades to the house to minimize energy usage, which could supply a greater energy offset. Angela initially flinched at the thought of investing more cash into the house, however eventually she called me back and said she desired to move forward with the solar and energy effectiveness upgrades. Thanks to the Air conditioning upgrade, they have actually minimized their energy usage considerably, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying prior to setting up solar.

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the 4th installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment includes market leaders and subjects associated with speeding up 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 business are thriving in the renewable resource sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I always set high expectations for myself and constantly look for opportunities to serve others– be it by supplying exceptional customer care, language translations, or just sharing knowledge with others. My personal objectives and desire to help others led me to operate in the renewable resource sector, where I can pursue this dream on a bigger scale.
Inform us about SUNTEX?
Our businesss mission is easy: we wish to make solar simple and economical every action of the way. We largely serve the Hispanic community in Texas. That is what we do best– assist Spanish speakers understand and embrace sustainable energy as a way of living, assisting generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey towards developing 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 opportunity to join a really appealing little solar installation business in Houston. Through this work we saw the opportunity readily available 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 proficiency to develop SUNTEX where “the client is the reason we exist as a company”. Our focus is connecting the Hispanic neighborhood and our customers with excellent client service.
Why is focusing on the Hispanic community a 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 knew that solar advantages everybody, regardless of race or background, and that our people would need a lot of support to understand how to obtain 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 difficulties. Furthermore, even though solar energy has actually been around for a while, the essentials of these tasks are not extensively taught in school.
How are you making an effect through SUNTEX?
By merely measuring up to our truthful worths. I have found out throughout my life that in organization, there is no other way to do it ideal however to be sincere. While others might take faster ways, the truth always dominates.
Please show us a current business success story.
During our preliminary appointment, I kept in mind that they could just achieve about 56% of solar energy balanced out due to their houses intake rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We went over a couple of extra energy effectiveness upgrades to the house to lower energy usage, which might supply a higher energy balanced out. Angela initially cringed at the idea of investing more money into the home, however eventually she called me back and said she desired to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
During the setup, we wound up paying for Angela and her elderly mother to stay in a hotel up until their examinations and upgrades were total to ensure they were comfortable throughout the procedure.
Now, Angelas solar system covers 100% of the electricity used in her home. Thanks to the air conditioner upgrade, they have actually lowered their energy usage greatly, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment every month that is less than she was paying before installing solar. This is what we imply by “client service.”
From a nationwide perspective, how can we improve access to renewable enery?
Many of the house owners that we check out are lucky to own a house, yet many of them have not certified for solar due to numerous combined or separated elements such as subprime credit rating, lower annual family earnings, self-employment, or a lack of knowledge of available loan programs. We require to provide more people with opportunities to adopt renewable energy with less inconveniences.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your company?
By empowering us to think that there is someone there to support our development in this market, and providing us the opportunity to meet others in the very same boat. Now I understand that there is hope for minority little services in the renewable resource industry.
How can potential partners work with you?
It is essential that we share the same values and mission to assist others, even if it suggests leaving our convenience zones. It might cost a bit more for us to do business, but its worth it in the end for our customers. If youre prepared to begin there, we d like to fulfill to go over possible partnership chances.
Exists anything else you wish to share with ACORE members and partners?
We are genuinely grateful for the Accelerate subscription program and for all of the opportunities you have actually offered. I know this is just the beginning, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; however, I anticipate ending up being a sponsor to assist lead the way for other Accelerate members in the future– with an unique thanks to all of my consumers and collaborators at SUNTEX, considering that they are the fuel that drives the objective!
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