Wood, Karen
October 2010
Composites Technology;Oct2010, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p28
Trade Publication
The article discusses how composites-enabled tidal stream energy is leading the commercialization of hydrokinetic power. Hydrokinetic power is a renewable energy resource from ocean wave, ocean and river current, tidal stream and ocean thermal resources. Hydrokinetic power is expected to significantly grow in the next several years. According to Pike Research, there are about 300 hydrokinetic power in the world. The U.S., Canada and Great Britain are expected to become the leaders in the commercialization of hydrokinetic power.


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