Energy Timeline

Timeline created by SarahAnneSmith
  • First Battery

    First Battery
    The first battery, called the "Voltaic pile." The electrophorus, which produced static electricity. Invented by Alessandro Volta. He invented it in the 1800's.
  • The Dynamo

    The Dynamo
    The dynamo, which converted motion into electricity. The "Faraday cage," which blocks electric waves. Invented by Michael Faraday. He invented this in 1831.
  • Halladay windmill

    Halladay windmill
    Halladay windmill in 1854, and continuing to the Aermotor and Dempster designs, which are still in use today.
  • Model T

    Model T
    In 1908 Ford Motor Company's first car, the Model T used ethanol corn alcohol gasoline for fuel energy.
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression.
  • First Ethanol plant built

    First Ethanol plant built
    The U.S. built it's first ethanol plant.
  • First Solar Cell

    First Solar Cell
    In the year 1941, Russel Ohl invented the first silicon solar cell.
  • First Geothermal Electric Plant

    First Geothermal Electric Plant
    First Commercial Scale Geothermal Electric Plants in the US Built in California.
  • Department of Energy Organization Act is Signed

    Department of Energy Organization Act is Signed
    Department of Energy Organization Act Is Signed, Creating the US Department of Energy.
  • The Energy Policy Act

    The Energy Policy Act
    The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) sought to comprehensively address U.S. energy needs, including an energy efficiency title that included several energy efficiency provisions.