Thames Solar Electric is the UK's only bespoke boatbuilder to construct fully electric solar powered houseboats. 
No noise, no pollution and no bills with solar power.
Perfect for a quiet life on the rivers and canals, our widebeam houseboats are spacious, stylish and efficient, using 100% renewable energy throughout.

"This boat could herald a quiet revolution in inland boating" - WaterWays World
"A stunning floating home" The Metro

Solar powered houseboat

All the power comes from the rooftop array of solar panels which power both the motors and the onboard domestic appliances. A powerful battery enables energy storage for use at night. And yes, it works in winter!

Quiet cruising

No diesel fumes and no noise. Twin electric motors power the houseboat almost silently through the water. With a full battery, she can cruise for up to 10 hours without additional daylight. In summer, you simply keep going until you're ready to moor up.


Sustainable home

Built as a floating eco home, life onboard is supremely energy efficient. Triple glazing, superior insulation, a thermal mass storage heater floor and even rainwater harvesting make this solar powered houseboat a fantastically sustainable home.

Luxury eco home

The spacious and stylish interior offers 64 sqm (640 sqft) of open-plan living space, including two double bedrooms and a large wet room complete with full-size bath. Fully bespoke to your own requirements.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 08:23

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Peter Randazzo wrote:
Friday, November 17, 2017, 00:56
What is the cost
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Ryan wrote:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 16:34
Very excited , the river is starting to flow , waiting for it to get to 2 knots to test the water power generation ! Excited
Ryan wrote:
Monday, January 29, 2018, 15:22
Hi Peter , thank you for your interest .
The cost for a turn key build exactly the same as Sunflower would be £210,000 excluding Vat . Vat is not chargeable if it is a residential boat . We are currently working out some more affordable option for people who might like to do some or part of the work them selves to try and compete with our diesel competitors .
For example Collingwood boats for a 65x12 charge £70,000 for a "sail-way lined" boat the cost of having a complete solar option the same as would be £90,000
Alternatively they charge £55,000 for a sail-away only where we would charge £75,000 for a sail-away boat so roughly the cost of £20,000 more for never having to put diesel or gas in for ever never mind not contributing to the greenhouse affect
please email me directly if you have any more questions
ryan@ambuild.co.uk
Ryan Collingwood wrote:
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:38
Solar panels still producing 400w even with an inch of snow on them
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