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. During our preliminary visit, I noted that they might just attain about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses usage rates and shading from trees on the home. We went over a few additional energy efficiency upgrades to the home to decrease energy usage, which might provide a greater energy balanced out. Angela at first winced at the thought of investing more money into the house, but ultimately she called me back and stated she desired to move forward with the solar and energy performance upgrades. Thanks to the A/c upgrade, they have minimized their energy intake significantly, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying before installing solar.

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the fourth installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment features market leaders and topics connected to speeding up 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 sustainable energy sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I constantly set high expectations for myself and always search for opportunities to serve others– be it by offering remarkable client service, language translations, or just sharing knowledge with others. My personal objectives and desire to help others led me to work in the eco-friendly energy sector, where I can pursue this dream on a bigger scale.
Tell us about SUNTEX?
Our companys mission is easy: we desire to make solar easy and affordable every step of the method. We mainly serve the Hispanic neighborhood in Texas. That is what we do best– assist Spanish speakers comprehend and embrace renewable energy as a way of living, helping generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey toward developing SUNTEX. Existed an “aha moment” when you chose to concentrate on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my organization partner and I had the chance to sign up with a really promising little solar installation company in Houston. Through this work we saw the chance offered to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) community.
Why is focusing on the Hispanic community a priority for SUNTEX?
Number One: it is in our blood. My service partner and I are native Spanish speakers, and we can identify well with our people and their worldview. Second: in the past, we have personally experienced an absence of care and communication from those that can not determine with our culture. We understood that solar benefits everybody, despite race or background, which our individuals would require a great deal of support to comprehend how to acquire 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. Additionally, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the basics of these jobs are not extensively taught in school.
How are you making an impact through SUNTEX?
By just living up to our honest values. I have actually found out throughout my life that in business, there is no other method to do it best but to be honest. While others might take shortcuts, the truth constantly dominates.
Please share with us a current business success story.
Throughout our initial consultation, I noted that they could just attain about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses consumption rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We went over a few additional energy effectiveness upgrades to the home to minimize energy consumption, which might provide a higher energy offset. Angela at first cringed at the thought 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.
During the setup, we wound up spending for Angela and her senior mom to remain in a hotel until their evaluations and upgrades were total to guarantee they were comfy throughout the process.
Now, Angelas planetary system covers 100% of the electricity utilized in her home. Thanks to the air conditioner upgrade, they have actually lowered their energy intake considerably, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment every month that is less than she was paying prior to setting up solar. This is what we mean by “customer care.”
From a nationwide perspective, how can we improve access to eco-friendly enery?
Many of the house owners that we check out are lucky to own a house, yet many of them have not qualified for solar due to a number of combined or separated factors such as subprime credit score, lower annual home income, self-employment, or an absence of understanding of available loan programs. We need to provide more individuals with opportunities to embrace sustainable energy with fewer inconveniences.
How has your Accelerate membership assisted your service?
By empowering us to believe that there is somebody there to support our growth in this market, and providing us the chance to fulfill others in the very same boat. Now I understand that there is expect minority small companies in the sustainable energy industry.
How can potential partners do organization with you?
It is essential that we share the exact same worths and objective to help others, even if it means getting out of our convenience zones. It may cost a little bit more for us to do company, but its worth it in the end for our customers. If youre willing to begin there, we d enjoy to meet to discuss possible cooperation opportunities.
Is there 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 opportunities you have supplied. I understand this is only the beginning, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; nevertheless, I anticipate becoming a sponsor to assist pave the way for other Accelerate members in the future– with an unique thanks to all of my consumers and partners at SUNTEX, because they are the fuel that drives the mission!
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