Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Ally Mendoza, CEO of SUNTEX
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 16, 2021
Furthermore, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the basics of these tasks are not extensively taught in school. During our initial appointment, I noted that they might just accomplish about 56% of solar energy offset due to their homes intake rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We discussed a few additional energy effectiveness upgrades to the house to lower energy intake, which could supply a greater energy balanced out. Angela at first flinched at the idea of investing more money into the home, however eventually she called me back and said she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades. Thanks to the A/c upgrade, they have reduced 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 delighted to share the fourth installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment features industry leaders and topics associated with speeding up an equitable and simply shift to a sustainable energy economy. In recognition 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 begin SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I constantly set high expectations for myself and constantly search for chances to serve others– be it by providing exceptional customer care, language translations, or merely sharing knowledge with others. My individual goals and desire to help others led me to operate in the renewable resource sector, where I can pursue this dream on a larger scale.
Inform us about SUNTEX?
Our companys mission is simple: we desire to make solar simple and cost effective every step of the way. We mostly serve the Hispanic community in Texas. That is what we do best– help Spanish speakers comprehend and embrace renewable energy as a way of living, helping generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey towards establishing SUNTEX. Was there an “aha moment” when you chose to focus on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my organization 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 available to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) community.
Why is concentrating on the Hispanic community 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 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 obstacles do you face? Why?
Being a small business with a high level of service expectations for our clients includes its own set of obstacles. However, the best challenge we deal with is shared by a variety of small companies: turnover. Furthermore, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the basics of these jobs are not extensively taught in school. So, we need to spend a lot quantity of time training sales personnel to ensure they are able to offer a high level of client service.
How are you making an impact through SUNTEX?
By simply measuring up to our honest values. I have learned throughout my life that in service, there is no other way to do it best however to be honest. While others may take shortcuts, the truth constantly prevails.
Please share with us a recent company success story.
During our preliminary consultation, I kept in mind that they might only accomplish about 56% of solar energy balanced out due to their houses usage rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We talked about a couple of additional energy effectiveness upgrades to the home to lower energy consumption, which could provide a greater energy offset. Angela at first cringed at the thought 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 effectiveness upgrades.
During the installation, we ended up spending for Angela and her senior mother to stay in a hotel till their upgrades and evaluations were complete to ensure they were comfy throughout the process.
Now, Angelas solar system covers 100% of the electrical power used in her home. Thanks to the a/c upgrade, they have actually reduced their energy usage significantly, 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 “client service.”
From a national viewpoint, how can we enhance access to renewable enery?
Many of the house owners that we go to are lucky to own a home, yet many of them have not certified for solar due to several combined or separated factors such as subprime credit rating, lower yearly household income, self-employment, or a lack of knowledge of readily available loan programs. We require to supply more individuals with opportunities to adopt eco-friendly energy with fewer inconveniences.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your company?
By empowering us to think that there is someone there to support our growth in this industry, and providing us the opportunity to meet others in the very same boat. Now I understand that there is wish for minority little companies in the renewable resource industry.
How can prospective partners do service with you?
It is important that we share the same worths and mission to assist others, even if it indicates getting out of our convenience zones. It may cost a little more for us to do service, but its worth it in the end for our consumers. We d like to fulfill to go over possible cooperation opportunities if youre prepared to begin there.
Is there anything else you wish to share with ACORE members and partners?
We are genuinely grateful for the Accelerate membership program and for all of the chances you have offered. 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 an unique thanks to all of my consumers and partners at SUNTEX, given that they are the fuel that drives the objective!
To get more information about SUNTEX, visit https://suntexllc.com/.