Solar energy

5.8 Energy Timeline

  • Dutch Windmills

    Dutch Windmills
    Dutch build NOT invent the windmill, Windmill was invented in 10th century by the Persians.
  • England

    *actual date not known
    English develop Coke Coal and aid Iron production, on their way to the Industrial Revolution
  • First Steam Engine

    First Steam Engine
    *not actual date, just year
    Thomas Savery developed the first crude steam engine
  • Ethanol

    Ethanol becomes a popular lamp oil and replaces whale oil
  • Solar Power

    Solar Power
    The first Solar Power System was developed in France
  • Electric Plant

    Electric Plant
    First Electric Plant by Thomas Edison in New York
  • Geothermal Heating

    Geothermal Heating
    *not actual date
    World's first Geothermal Heating System. Built in Boise, Idaho
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    *not actual date
    Hoover Dam, world's largest hydroelectric Power Plant built
  • Nuclear Power

    Nuclear Power
    First Nuclear Power Reactor to Generate Electricity- built in Idaho
  • Solar Power Plant

    Solar Power Plant
    Solar One: First large scale Thermal Power Plant in Daggett, California
  • First Known Use of Petrolium (AD)

    First Known Use of Petrolium (AD)
    *actual date unknown
    Chinese refine Petrolium (oil)