The vision of Thames Solar Electric is to create 100% renewable energy powered boats on our inland waterways replacing the need for diesel. The boat industry has relied on diesel since horsepower gave way to combustion engines. Now, we have the technology to transform the way we use our rivers and canals, eliminating the need for fossil fuels and offering a zero carbon powered alternative.
Thames Solar Electric is the brainchild of Ryan Collingwood and Hayley Smith - a South African/British couple with a passion for creating energy efficient houseboats for living and leisure on water. Based on the River Thames in south-west London, they believe that electric boats are the future.
After extensive research to find a supremely effective and affordable system, they built their own 100% renewable houseboat, The SunFlower, taking 12 months from steelwork and fit out to luxury finish. Ryan is uniquely skilled in the installation of the combination of renewable technologies and has over 20 years' experience in the construction industry.
Following the success of The SunFlower we are now able to offer a bespoke build service for like-minded boaters. We are currently the only company in the UK with the experience and knowledge to produce 100% solar electric powered boats with no need for diesel. From consultation and design to completion of your own solar electric boat or supply and installation of a Solar Electric Propulsion System (SEPS).
For more information and to discuss how Thames Solar Electric can turn your floating dream into a waterside reality, click the link below.