The Chocolate Factory

Why they came to us

Martin Raftery’s high quality chocolate requires constant mixing and heating to achieve the velvety texture his company’s become famous for. Because of this his machines need to be operational all day. When he contacted us, his electricity bills were going through the roof, and he felt he might as well use his roof to bring them back down. 

How we helped

We analysed electric usage and modelled a system using advanced PV Sol software. On seeing the new projections Martin went for an install immediately. He was so pleased with the results, 6 months later he ordered two further installations for Cornish Cottages and Honey Cosmetics. Apart from enjoying superb ROI, Martin loves the control he now has over his energy usage. 


Power generated every year 34715 kWh
Return on investment 29%
CO2e reduction 20.8 tonnes/year
Installation cost paid back in 3.2 years

‘The installers were brilliant. Naked kept me posted at every stage. I didn’t even notice the scaffolders were here until they’d finished! We’re managing to use nearly every unit we’ve generated – I just wish we had more roofs.

~ Martin Raftery, MD, The Chocolate Factory, July 2015