Energy Timeline

  • Static electricity

    Static electricity
    Ben Franklin proved that static electricity and lightning were the same.
  • Battery

    Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery which was named after him "volta".
  • Electric Motor

    Electric Motor
    Thomas Davenport invented the electric motor, an invention that is used in most electrical appliances today
  • Electric Telegraph

    Electric Telegraph
    Samuel Morse invented the electric telegraph which helped in the way that people could send messages in long distance.
  • Light Bulb

    Light Bulb
    invented an incandescent light bulb.
  • Geothermal Electric Power Plant

    Geothermal Electric Power Plant
    Italian scientist Piero Ginori Conti invents the first geothermal electric power plant.
  • Air condition.

    Air condition.
    W. Carrier invented the first electrical air condition.
  • Photoelectric Cells

    Photoelectric Cells
    photoelectric cells were discovered.
  • First fuel cell

    First fuel cell
    Sir William Robert Grove invented the first fuel cell which produces hydrogen and oxygen.
  • First wind farm

    First wind farm
    The first wind farm was established in New Hampshire.
  • Solar

    The nations first solar thermal plant opened near Daggett, California.
  • Environemental Restoration and Waste Management

    Environemental Restoration and Waste Management
    Energy Secretary created the new office of the Environmental Restoration and Waste Management.