5.8 timeline

  • Goethermal

    The history of geothermal power can be traced back to over 10,000 years ago to the American Paleo-Indians at their settlement in hot springs. This history has been uncovered through the use of archeology and shows the Indians used the hot springs for activities including, bathing and heating. It is also believed the springs were seen as a healing source.
  • Biodesiel

    The first car that Cugnot made, the "Steamer" like the name implies was a steam-powered artillery tractor. William Murdoch built a steam-powered carriage in 1784. So, in fact, the first car invented or made in all of history was also the first steam car.
  • Biomas fuel

    Biomass fuel refers to anything that can either burn or decompose. Other terms are biomass energy or biofuel. The prefix "bio" refers to life.
    Bioenergy technologies use renewable organic resources, called biomass, to produce many energy related products including electricity, liquid, solid and gaseous fuels, heat, chemicals and other materials.
    Bioenergy ranks second - to hydropower - in renewable U.S. primary energy production and accounts for 3 percent of the primary energy production in the
  • Neuclear Energy

    The sun and stars are seemingly inexhaustible sources of energy. That energy is the result of nuclear reactions, in which matter is converted to energy. We have been able to harness that mechanism and regularly use it to generate power. Presently, nuclear energy provides for approximately 16% of the world's electricity. Unlike the stars, the nuclear reactors that we have today work on the principle of nuclear fission. Scientists are working like madmen to make fusion reactors which have the pote
  • WInd power

    Wind power has been used as long as humans have put sails into the wind. For more than two millennia wind-powered machines have ground grain and pumped water. Wind power was widely available and not confined to the banks of fast-flowing streams, or later, requiring sources of fuel. Wind-powered pumps drained the polders of the Netherlands, and in arid regions such as the American mid-west or the Australian outback, wind pumps provided water for live stock and steam engines.
    With the development
  • First solar car

    The first solar car invented was a tiny 15-inch vehicle created by William G. Cobb of General Motors. Called the Sunmobile, Cobb showcased the first solar car at the Chicago Powerama convention on August 31, 1955. The solar car was made up 12 selenium photovoltaic cells and a small Pooley electric motor turning a pulley which in turn rotated the rear wheel shaft. The first solar car in history was obviously too small to drive
  • Hydroelectric

    Hydroelectric energy is energy formed by moving water. It has been around for along time. It was used to ground wheat. Now hydroelectric energy is used to create electricity. Hydroelectric energy is first created by building a dam. This dam blocks water flow, so only a certain amount will pass through. The water that does get through powers turbines. The moving water causes the rotor to rotate in the magnetic field to create electricity. The water then exits the front of the dam.
  • First Hygrogen Fuel Cell Car

    Hydrogen, the first element on the periodic table and the most abundant element in the universe, has powered the fusion reactions of stars for billions of years. On Earth, attempts to use it as a fuel date back over 200 years, when Swiss inventor Francois Isaac de Rivaz used both hydrogen and oxygen gas to power the first internal combustion engine in 1806. While Rivaz’s vehicle was commercially unsuccessful, additional attempts were made to harness hydrogen as a fuel over the next 150 years, me
  • Hydroxy Fuel

    The Hydroxy fuel Cell (AHFC) design was chosen by Alternative Energy Resources after evaluating numerous technology variations from around the world as well as constraints faced by the average motorist.
    The cell had to be small enough to fit in most modern cars, yet, produce enough HHO to satisfy most family cars.
    According to Tom Punch, a designer of hydrogen fuel cells:
    "Here at Punch HHO we pride ourselves in delivering the most efficient HHO cells available today. Every day we work on
  • Volvo Hybrid

    Starting in 2012 the Swedish automaker will begin selling a plug-in hybrid version of the V60 - a wagon version of the S60 sedan that is not offered in the United States. Not only will the car be the company’s first hybrid, but also the world’s first hybrid to use a diesel engine.