5.7 Energy Timeline

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    5.7 Timeline

  • Nature of Electricity

    Nature of Electricity
    Ben Franklin discovered electricity
  • Electric Motor

    Electric Motor
    Thomas Davenport invented the electric motor
  • Fuel Cell

    Fuel Cell
    Sir William Robert Grove developed the first fuel cell
  • Electric Telograph

    Electric Telograph
    Samuel Morse invented the electric telegraph
  • Lightbulb

    Thomas Edison invented an incandescent light bulb that could be used for about 40 hours without burning out
  • Alternating current energy system

    Alternating current energy system
    William Stanley developed the induction coil transformer and an alternating current electric system.
  • Wind Turbine

    Wind Turbine
    Charles Brush builds the first wind turbine to generate electricity
  • Solar Power

    Solar Power
    French scientist Henry Becquerel observes the production of electricity directly from the sun while experimenting with an electrolytic cell made up of two metal electrodes placed in an electricity-conducting solution.
  • Geothermal Electric Power Plant

    Geothermal Electric Power Plant
    Piero Ginori Conti invents the first geothermal electric power plant.
  • Photoelectric Cells

    Photoelectric Cells
    Photoelectic cells were discovered.