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 basics of these jobs are not extensively taught in school. During our preliminary visit, I noted that they could just attain about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses usage rates and shading from trees on the residential or commercial property. We talked about a few extra energy performance upgrades to the home to reduce energy usage, which could offer a greater energy balanced out. Angela initially flinched at the idea of investing more cash into the house, but eventually she called me back and stated she desired to move forward with the solar and energy effectiveness upgrades. Thanks to the A/c upgrade, they have actually lowered their energy consumption greatly, 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 delighted to share the fourth installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes industry leaders and topics associated with speeding up an equitable and just transition to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the sustainable energy sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I always set high expectations for myself and constantly look for chances to serve others– be it by supplying remarkable customer care, language translations, or merely sharing understanding with others. My personal goals and desire to help others led me to operate in the sustainable energy sector, where I can pursue this dream on a larger scale.
Tell us about SUNTEX?
Our companys objective is simple: we wish to make solar simple and cost effective every step of the way. We mainly serve the Hispanic neighborhood in Texas. That is what we do best– assist Spanish speakers comprehend and embrace sustainable energy as a lifestyle, assisting generations to come.
Please show us more about your journey toward establishing SUNTEX. Existed an “aha moment” when you chose to concentrate on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my organization partner and I had the opportunity to join a very appealing small solar setup company in Houston. Through this work we saw the opportunity offered to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) community. As a result, my partner and I combined his experience in selling to the Hispanic market with my customer support expertise to create SUNTEX where “the consumer is the reason we exist as a company”. Our focus is linking the Hispanic community and our clients with exceptional client service.
Why is focusing on the Hispanic neighborhood a top priority for SUNTEX?
Number Two: in the past, we have personally experienced a lack of care and interaction from those that can not identify with our culture. We knew that solar advantages everybody, regardless of race or background, and that our people would require a lot of assistance to comprehend how to obtain this advantage for their homes.
What challenges do you deal with? Why?
Being a little company with a high level of service expectations for our consumers comes with its own set of obstacles. 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 simply measuring up to our truthful worths. I have actually discovered throughout my life that in business, there is no other method to do it right but to be truthful. While others might take shortcuts, the fact constantly prevails.
Please show us a recent business success story.
During our preliminary visit, I kept in mind that they could just achieve about 56% of solar energy offset due to their houses intake rates and shading from trees on the property. We discussed a few extra energy effectiveness upgrades to the house to minimize energy consumption, which could provide a greater energy offset. Angela initially flinched at the idea of investing more cash into the house, but ultimately she called me back and stated she wanted to move forward with the solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
Throughout the setup, we wound up spending for Angela and her senior mom to remain in a hotel till their upgrades and inspections were complete to ensure they were comfortable throughout the procedure.
Now, Angelas planetary system covers 100% of the electrical energy utilized in her house. Thanks to the air conditioner upgrade, they have actually reduced their energy consumption significantly, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying before installing solar. This is what we indicate by “client service.”
From a national point of view, how can we enhance access to eco-friendly enery?
From my experience, there is a vast gap in access. Many of the house owners that we go to are lucky to own a home, yet many of them have actually not received solar due to numerous combined or isolated aspects such as subprime credit history, lower yearly household earnings, self-employment, or an absence of knowledge of readily available loan programs. These communities need more support and education on the value of setting up a planetary system that can save them money. We require to supply more people with chances to embrace renewable resource with less troubles.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your organization?
By empowering us to think that there is someone there to support our development in this market, and offering us the opportunity to fulfill others in the very same boat. Now I understand that there is wish for minority small companies in the renewable resource industry.
How can possible partners work with you?
It is essential that we share the same values and objective to help others, even if it means getting out of our comfort zones. It might cost a little more for us to do organization, but its worth it in the end for our customers. We d enjoy to satisfy to talk about possible collaboration chances if youre willing to start there.
Is there anything else you want to share with ACORE members and partners?
We are truly grateful for the Accelerate membership program and for all of the opportunities you have offered. I understand this is just the beginning, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; however, I eagerly 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 clients and collaborators at SUNTEX, considering that they are the fuel that drives the objective!
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