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.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 13:56

Waterways World put The SunFlower through her paces for their boat review - 8 pages of comprehensive assessment with a very positive verdict! Here's just a taster...see December's edition for the full review.


clemens Van himbe(...) wrote:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 19:18
Hi Sunflower team,

My name is Clem Van himbeeck from Belgium and I am really exited of your concept: living on the water+ ecological solutions.
I am planning to invest in a house/boat beginning next year to live on the waterside. I am single and I was wondering if you guys can help me with your solution?
What is your plan for the future with this concept?
I am an industrial designer and therefore able to understand the potential of new ideas (I think)
First step might be just additional information on the Sunflower?
i will appreciate if you can send me that,
Kind regards, Clem
Ryan wrote:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 08:35
Hi Clem
And thank you for your interest in our project.
Interestingley we are about to start a build prosecess for a customer who’s boat will end up in Belgium . So potentialy you could see one of our boats in September of this year . We are negotiating a (european sales office agreement ) with this new boat owner as he is also keen to spread the consept .
There is more information following the build of our prototype “Sunflower” on or facebook page @thamessolarelectric if you have any further questions please feel free to ask.
We are in the process of putting a costing together for building the boat to different stages and sizes to try and help reduce the cost, as we are finding that our diesel competitors do a similar price line to help people complete parts of the builds themselves to save costs .
As our primary goal is to help educate and teach people how this is possible.

Yours Sincerely
Ryan

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Thames Solar Electric
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