Wells Solar in the Media


In honor of Valentine’s day, we decided to introduce you to our Solar Power Couples (pun, totally intended). In this article, you will meet Nick and Ashley. Nick is one of Wells’s first energy consultants. Ashley joined the team part way through 2018 in the customer service department and was quickly promoted to manager. They are quite the dynamic duo and extremely valuable members of the Wells family.
  1. How did you start your career in the solar industry?

  • Nick –  I was introduced to Matt, our sales manager, through a friend. I interviewed right away because I’ve always been a big believer in solar power and started with Wells when we only had 3 sales employees!
  • Ashley – I had known the Wells Solar folks for a while and as soon as the opportunity struck, I went for it. I became the only customer service employee and was in charge of building the department from the ground up, the rest is history.
  1. Tell us the number one benefit of solar power in your opinion.

  • Nick – Sustainable energy that gives you independence from the power companies.
  • Ashley – It helps push the way our world is powered in a more renewable, green direction.
  1. Tell us what you enjoy doing in your free time.

  • Nick – Playing in my band, disc golf, I love taking Sunny, our solar dog, to Zilker Park.
  • Ashley – Improving my art skills, working out, cooking, lounging around our new house with our doodle, and of course spending time with Nick.
  1.  How do you support each other at work? How do you turn off work and have fun?

  • Nick –  Ashley helps me see the company from the customer service perspective, she helps me improve my skills after the project has started. She has a gift for helping people and has so much compassion for our customers. We have a lot of fun right now decorating the house we just got! It is a good distraction from the never-ending solarcoaster.
  • Ashley – Nick is a huge reminder that there is more to this company than what I experience on the day-to-day, which is extremely grounding. He’s so willing to go out of his way to help me get caught up or organize my thoughts and provides extra insight which ultimately helps me succeed. We’re a couple of homebodies but every now and then we’ll get out to catch a show, play a round of disc golf, or catch a flight across the world.
  1. Why do you love being a part of the Wells Solar family?

  • Nick – I love the fact that I’ve been given the opportunity to grow with the company. I have so much loyalty for Wells and trust in my co-workers. I have happy customers all over central Texas from Killeen, Austin, San Antonio, Belton.  It really feels like a family as cliche as it sounds. Starting when we were selling out of a small duplex to where we are now has really been a treat to be a part of.
  • Ashley – Quirkiness is definitely a prerequisite for landing a job here and trust me, there’s plenty to go around! The “family feel” of Wells is so ingrained into the DNA of this company and that’s what makes me love my job, that’s what leaves me excited about coming into work every day. I’m very privileged to be a part of this living and growing company.  
To schedule a free solar consultation with Nick, click here!
In honor of Valentine’s day, we decided to introduce you to our Solar Power Couples (pun, totally intended). In this article, you will meet Taylor and Madison. Madison started with Wells just under a year ago and quickly became one of our star energy consultants. She brings light and compassion to each of her meetings and to Wells as a company. Taylor joined about six months after Madison and has become a top seller as well. Read more about how they support, educate and cheer each other on in solar and in life.
  1. How did you start your career in the solar industry?

  • Taylor – I had been in the real estate sector for seven years, I had been liking it and was doing well but saw an opportunity to try something different for a change and decided to take a chance! My girlfriend was pretty successful with it throughout 2018, and I wanted to try my hand at it too.
  • Madison – Taylor found this job for me in early 2018 from a Facebook posting that our Sales Director, Matt, made. He thought it might be something I’d be good at and it has taken off! I’ll be coming up on my 1st anniversary with Wells this February!
  1. Tell us the number one benefit of solar power in your opinion.

  • Taylor – Coming from a real estate background, one of the main advantages of going solar for me is the option to own your energy vs. continuing to rent it. I always show folks what they will pay to the utility company for 20 years, and it’s usually more than double what they pay for power if they go solar over that same time.
  • Madison – Saving money is a great benefit to going solar but saving the environment and reducing our planet’s carbon footprint is hugely important as well!
  1. Tell us what you enjoy doing in your free time.

  • Taylor – When I’m not on the road going to meetings in Killeen, Temple or Belton I like painting and working on my career as an artist, I also want to play golf and go to the bars on Rainey Street where I live!
  • Madison –  I love working out at lifetime fitness and being outside at commons ford park or any hike and bike trail in Austin is refreshing.  Seeing my friends and family of course on the weekends always makes my week a little sunnier!
  1. How do you support each other at work? How do you turn off work and have fun?

  • Taylor – I think Madison and I work great as a team. We’re always bouncing ideas off each other, and we’re good at turning off work when we need to take a break from it! It’s essential to have the right balance to stay sane.
  • Madison – Getting the first start, I’ve had a chance to help Taylor get his bearings when he started this fall. He’s also taught me a few things as well! Being a couple that works together helps us a lot. We usually get out of our offices and do something active outside to turn off the solar talk for a little bit!
  1. Why do you love being a part of the Wells Solar family?

  • Taylor – Wells is such a unique work environment for me, I’ve known Matt and Cade since high school. I also have also a close friend I’ve known since first grade on the sales team. My brother’s girlfriend working in the office alongside my own it feels a lot more like a family than any other workplace I have been in previously!
  • Madison – I love working for Wells! It feels like we’re one big family. Working with an energetic sales and development team that is passionate about solar and making a change in Central Texas is very exciting. I’m pleased to be working with such a supportive and great company.
To schedule a free solar consultation with Taylor or Madison, click here!
On Saturday, February 2nd, poor old Punxsutawney Phil, the legendary groundhog, will emerge from his burrow to determine how much of winter remains. If Phil sees his shadow, it’s believed that we will have six more weeks of winter. However, if he sees only sunshine, we can look forward to early spring. What does this mean for us? Specifically our electric bills? More than you might think. The Farmer’s Almanac predicted a “teeth-chattering” cold winter for our usually temperate state, which has proven correct for many areas of lone star land. Six more weeks of winter can translate into more money spent on heating our homes. Homes heated by electricity, versus gas, are especially prone to higher energy bills. The average heater can use up to 3x the power as cooling a house. Six more weeks of winter can mean six more weeks of higher energy usage and big bills. Many Texas homeowners have natural gas to heat their homes. A more extended winter affects these customers too. For natural gas users, the EIA states that it is standard for those “six weeks more of winter” to inflate gas bills by more than 30%. The average temperature in Texas during the month of February is 61 degrees, offering a brief, comfortable reprieve from the colder winter months and the sweltering heat just around the corner. This is the time that most homeowners use little air conditioning or heat and solar owners can get even more out of their system. Despite Punxsutawney’s nickname as “the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of All Prognosticators,” more often than not, his shadow-sighting or lack thereof has little to do with the actual outcome of our weather. The one accountable factor we at Wells all agree on is that no matter the season, solar is the only thing you can always trust to keep your energy bills low.

Wells Solar provides solar powered panels and clean, renewable energy systems to the San Antonio and Austin areas. Go green today! 


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