Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Ally Mendoza, CEO of SUNTEX
By Constance ThompsonSeptember 16, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the 4th installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes industry leaders and subjects related to speeding up a fair 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 prospering in the eco-friendly energy sector.
What inspired you to start SUNTEX?
As a natural-born leader, I always set high expectations for myself and constantly try to find chances to serve others– be it by supplying extraordinary customer support, language translations, or merely sharing understanding with others. My personal goals and desire to assist 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 basic: we desire to make solar simple and cost effective every step of the method. We largely serve the Hispanic neighborhood in Texas. That is what we do best– help Spanish speakers comprehend and adopt eco-friendly energy as a method of life, assisting generations to come.
Please share with us more about your journey toward establishing SUNTEX. Existed an “aha moment” when you decided to focus on solar?
Back in August of 2018, my company partner and I had the chance to sign up with a really appealing small solar installation business in Houston. Through this work we saw the chance readily available to bring solar into our (the Hispanic) neighborhood.
Why is concentrating on the Hispanic community a concern for SUNTEX?
Number Two: in the past, we have personally experienced an absence of care and communication from those that can not identify with our culture. We understood that solar benefits everybody, regardless of race or background, and that our people would need a lot of support to understand how to get this benefit for their houses.
What difficulties do you deal with? Why?
Being a little business with a high level of service expectations for our customers comes with its own set of difficulties. Additionally, even though solar energy has been around for a while, the essentials of these jobs are not extensively taught in school.
How are you making an effect through SUNTEX?
By simply measuring up to our honest values. I have actually discovered throughout my life that in service, there is no other way to do it right but to be sincere. While others might take shortcuts, the truth constantly prevails.
Please show us a recent company success story.
During our initial consultation, I noted that they could just attain 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 house to minimize energy consumption, which could offer a greater energy balanced out. Angela at first cringed at the idea of investing more cash into the house, however ultimately she called me back and stated she desired to move forward with the solar and energy performance upgrades.
During the installation, we ended up paying for Angela and her senior mom to remain in a hotel till their upgrades and evaluations were total to ensure they were comfortable throughout the procedure.
Now, Angelas planetary system covers 100% of the electricity used in her house. Thanks to the air conditioning upgrade, they have actually reduced their energy intake significantly, and she has a flat, foreseeable solar payment every month that is less than she was paying prior to installing solar. This is what we imply by “customer care.”
From a national perspective, how can we enhance access to sustainable enery?
From my experience, there is a vast space in gain access to. The majority of the house owners that we check out are lucky to own a house, yet a number of them have actually not gotten approved for solar due to a number of combined or isolated factors such as subprime credit rating, lower annual household earnings, self-employment, or a lack of knowledge of available loan programs. These neighborhoods need more assistance and education on the significance of installing a planetary system that can conserve them cash. We need to supply more individuals with chances to embrace renewable resource with fewer hassles.
How has your Accelerate membership helped your organization?
By empowering us to think that there is somebody there to support our development in this industry, and providing us the chance to satisfy others in the same boat. Now I know that there is expect minority small companies in the renewable resource market.
How can potential partners do company with you?
It is very important that we share the same worths and mission to help others, even if it suggests leaving our convenience zones. It might cost a little more for us to do service, but its worth it in the end for our consumers. If youre willing to begin there, we d like to satisfy to discuss possible cooperation chances.
Exists anything else you wish to show ACORE members and partners?
We are really grateful for the Accelerate subscription program and for all of the opportunities you have supplied. I understand this is just the start, and we have a long roadway ahead of us; however, I anticipate ending up being a sponsor to assist pave the method for other Accelerate members in the future– with a special thanks to all of my customers and partners at SUNTEX, considering that they are the fuel that drives the objective!
For more information about SUNTEX, go to https://suntexllc.com/.
In addition, even though solar energy has actually been around for a while, the essentials of these tasks are not widely taught in school. During our initial consultation, I kept in mind that they might only attain 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 home to lower energy usage, which could supply a greater energy offset. Angela at first cringed at the thought of investing more money into the house, but ultimately she called me back and said she desired to move forward with the solar and energy performance upgrades. Thanks to the AC upgrade, they have actually decreased their energy intake considerably, and she has a flat, predictable solar payment each month that is less than she was paying before setting up solar.