UK's only supplier of Solar Electric boats and propulsion systems
Whatever your needs and whatever your budget, Thames Solar Electric can get you going on the water using nothing but solar power. We are the only company in the UK with the experience and knowledge to produce 100% solar electric powered boats without the need for diesel.
A rooftop array of highly efficient solar panels provides all the energy which powers both the motors and all onboard domestic appliances. A large battery bank stores unused energy for whenever you need it.
And yes, it works in winter!
Peaceful & Pollution free
No diesel engine means no diesel fumes and no noise. Electric motors power you almost silently through the water. With a full battery, you can cruise for up to 10 hours without additional daylight. In summer, you can keep going until you're ready to moor.
A wide range of additional eco-solutions are available to compliment our solar powered widebeams, narrowboats and barges.
Triple glazing, superior insulation, heat recovery systems, even rainwater harvesting all help you get even better use from your energy.
Being eco doesn’t mean compromising on style. Our fully fitted boats are designed to maximise space and incorporate a bespoke bathroom and luxury kitchen with a full range of energy-efficient domestic appliances, such as electric induction hob and dishwasher.
"A quiet revolution in inland boating"
COVID UPDATE: We are operating and taking enquiries during the current Covid-19 pandemic, albeit at reduced capacity.
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Our fully fitted boats are complete bespoke builds from start to finish. Widebeams, narrowboats and barges. Turnkey projects with nothing for you to do but start the motors and go.
Our basic Sailaways include the steel shell of the boat, primed and blackened hull, our Solar Electric Propulsion System (SEPS), triple glazed windows and doors, triple insulation and a plywood subfloor ready for you to sailaway and begin your own internal fit out. Our Sailaway-lined options also include first fix electrics and plumbing, and wall panels ready for you to finish to your requirements.
Solar Electric Propulsion Systems
Our Solar Electric Propulsion System (SEPS) packages can be supplied directly so that you or your boatbuilder can build your own solar powered electric widebeam, narrowboat or barge. We also offer installation and consultancy services.