Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Ally Mendoza, CEO of SUNTEX
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 16, 2021
Additionally, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the fundamentals of these tasks are not extensively taught in school. During our preliminary visit, I noted that they might just accomplish about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses intake rates and shading from trees on the property. We talked about a couple of additional energy performance upgrades to the house to lower energy intake, which might offer a greater energy offset. Angela at first cringed at the thought 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 effectiveness upgrades. Thanks to the AC upgrade, they have actually reduced their energy consumption greatly, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying before setting up solar.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the 4th installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment features market leaders and topics connected to speeding up a fair and just shift to a renewable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are prospering in the renewable energy sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I constantly set high expectations for myself and always try to find opportunities to serve others– be it by supplying remarkable client service, language translations, or simply sharing understanding with others. My individual objectives and desire to help others led me to work in the renewable resource sector, where I can pursue this dream on a larger scale.
Tell us about SUNTEX?
Our businesss objective is basic: we desire to make solar simple and affordable every step of the way. We mainly 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, assisting generations to come.
Please share with us more about your journey towards establishing SUNTEX. Existed an “aha moment” when you chose to focus on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my business partner and I had the opportunity to join an extremely appealing small solar setup company in Houston. Through this work we saw the chance available to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) neighborhood. As a result, my partner and I integrated his experience in offering to the Hispanic market with my customer care expertise to produce SUNTEX where “the customer is the factor we exist as a company”. Our focus is linking the Hispanic community and our consumers with exceptional client service.
Why is concentrating on the Hispanic neighborhood a priority for SUNTEX?
Number Two: in the past, we have personally experienced an absence of care and interaction from those that can not recognize with our culture. We knew that solar benefits everyone, regardless of race or background, and that our people would need a lot of assistance to comprehend how to get this advantage for their houses.
What difficulties do you face? Why?
Being a small company 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 jobs are not commonly taught in school.
How are you making an effect through SUNTEX?
By simply living up to our sincere worths. I have learned throughout my life that in business, there is no other way to do it right but to be sincere. While others may take shortcuts, the fact always prevails.
Please show us a recent business success story.
During our initial visit, I noted that they might only attain about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses consumption rates and shading from trees on the property. We talked about a few extra energy efficiency upgrades to the home to minimize energy consumption, which might supply a greater energy offset. Angela at first flinched at the thought of investing more cash 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 setup, we wound up paying for Angela and her elderly mom to stay in a hotel up until their inspections and upgrades were total to ensure they were comfortable throughout the process.
Now, Angelas planetary system covers 100% of the electricity utilized in her home. Thanks to the air conditioning upgrade, they have minimized their energy consumption 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 indicate by “client service.”
From a nationwide perspective, how can we improve access to eco-friendly enery?
Many of the house owners that we visit are lucky to own a home, yet many of them have not qualified for solar due to several combined or separated elements such as subprime credit score, lower yearly household earnings, self-employment, or an absence of understanding of available loan programs. We require to offer more individuals with chances to embrace sustainable energy with less hassles.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your business?
By empowering us to think that there is somebody there to support our development in this market, and offering us the chance to satisfy others in the same boat. Now I understand that there is expect minority small companies in the renewable resource industry.
How can potential partners work with you?
It is essential that we share the exact same worths and objective to help others, even if it indicates leaving our convenience zones. It may cost a bit more for us to do company, however its worth it in the end for our consumers. If youre prepared to begin there, we d love to satisfy to talk about possible partnership opportunities.
Exists anything else you wish to share with ACORE members and partners?
We are really grateful for the Accelerate membership program and for all of the chances you have supplied. I understand this is only the beginning, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; however, I eagerly 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 customers and partners at SUNTEX, given that they are the fuel that drives the objective!
For more information about SUNTEX, go to https://suntexllc.com/.