Energy Facts Timeline

By KennyZ
  • 200

    Early Windmills (B.C)

    Early Windmills (B.C)
    Some of the earliest windmills were from China and can be traced to about 200 B.C
  • Jan 1, 1550

    Railroads and Trains

    Railroads and Trains
    Roads of rails called Wagonways were being used in Germany as early as 1550. These primitive railed roads consisted of wooden rails over which horse-drawn wagons or carts moved with greater ease than over dirt roads
  • Electricity

    In 1600, William Gilbert published his treatise De magnete, Magneticisique Corporibus which was his study of electricity and magnetism
  • Steam Boat

    Steam Boat
    Thomas Newcomen and Thomas Savery made the first steam engine to use a piston and cylinder,
  • Solar Energy

    Solar Energy
    Edmund Becquerel observed and published findings about turning light into energy
  • Oil Well

    Oil Well
    The first oil well was drilled by Edwin Drake.
  • Hydroelectricity

    Hydroelectricity became an even bigger deal in 1903 when six major dam projects were approved
  • Electric Motor

    Electric Motor
    Thomas Davenport invented the motor in 1but it was not patented till 1837. Mr. Davenport was not even a scientist,he sold things and got money to buy an electromagnet for himself. He took it apart and started creating his own things which was how the electric motor was invented.
  • Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy
    The first nuclear reactor to produce electricity was the small Experimental Breeder reactor in Idaho, in the USA
  • Energy Crisis

    Energy Crisis
    It became important to find an alternative form of energy as we realised just how reliant we really are on non-renewable, finite resources like coal, oil and gas for our existence