Managing Director of the Year Awards 2023

Managing Director of the Year 2023 | 19 “Think of a pot of water on a low heat,” Andrew states, providing a clear example of how it works. “It will be longer to heat than a kettle, but it will gradually get up to temperature. With an Eddi installed, you are maximising the usage of all the electricity produced by the PV system, instead of feeding it back to the grid.” Battery storage can also be fitted alongside the installation of PV or retrofitted at a later stage. Most popular is 4.8kWh for a residential property and while it may increase the overall payback on initial outlay, it does ensure that potential savings on system generation are maximised in the future. Recently, in recognition of his commitment to the environment via his renewable energy systems, Andrew was named Best Renewable Energy Design & Installation MD 2023 in the Managing Director of the Year Awards 2023. Understandably delighted, Andrew is keen to continue providing his services to more and more customers UK-wide. Here are what just a few of his satisfied clients have to say. “I have to say since my wife and I made a decision to go with solar panels and picked up the phone to call Start Solar, it was made so easy,” enthuses a recent customer. “From a survey, to options, to a price, to the fit, all was seamless. Everyone I’ve dealt with at Start Solar was so professional and just wanted to make the experience so easy for us. I have already recommended them to quite a few family and friends. What I’ve been really surprised about having the system for 10 months is not only the savings on electricity but the savings on oil. We would normally get two fills of oil a year, in October and March… I’m still waiting to need to do my March fill and we are in August. I would definitely recommend the Eddi system to go along with your solar panels.” Another agrees that it was the best choice for both the home and the business, stating, “We used Start Solar to install solar panels, batteries, and water heaters in both our business and home. We are totally delighted with the high-quality workmanship, products, and service from Start Solar. Many thanks for all your efforts.” Finally, one customer gives Andrew and Start Solar a solid five-stars, commenting, “Excellent service from Start Solar. I had 4kw of panels installed plus the Eddi power diverter to heat my hot water. We have an unvented hot tank with a mid-tank immersion and since the system was installed in mid-May have had plenty of hot water without running the boiler, even on fairly overcast days. Everyone I dealt with was friendly and helpful and the installers did a tidy job. Five stars from me!” Company: Start Solar UK & Ireland Contact: Andrew McKee Web Address: