Wave power pioneer wins Saltire Prize medal

Allan Thomson, the man behind the world’s first wave energy company and founder of Edinburgh based Aquamarine Power, has won the Saltire Prize Medal for his outstanding contribution to the industry.

He founded Wavegen in 1991 which was the world’s first wave energy company and under his leadership developed the first grid connection wave power device before founding Acquamarine Power in 2005.

The Saltire Prize Medal– presented under the auspices of Scotland’s £10 million Saltire Prize Challenge – aims to recognise outstanding contributions by individuals and groups to the development of wave and/or tidal power generation.

Thomson was presented with his medal by Paul Wheelhouse, Scots Environment Minister.

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