Energy Use in the U.S.

  • Electricity *Non-exact date*

    Electricity *Non-exact date*
    When Ben Franklin tied a key to the string of a kite he proved that static electricity and lighting were the same.
  • Electric Battery *Non-exact date*

    Electric Battery *Non-exact date*
    Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery. The volt was named after him.
  • Arc Lamp *Non-exact date*

    Arc Lamp *Non-exact date*
    Humphry Davy invented the first effective arc lamp.
  • Electric Motor *Non-exact date*

    Electric Motor *Non-exact date*
    The first electric motor was invented by Michael Faraday.
  • Electric Relationship *Non-exact date*

    Electric Relationship *Non-exact date*
    Georg Ohm defined the relationship between power, voltage, current and resistance in Ohms Law.
  • Electric Relay

    Electric Relay
    THe electric relay was invented by Joseph Henry, it is used to send electrical currents long distances.
  • First Generator *Non exact date*

     First Generator *Non exact date*
    Charles Brush invented the open coil dynamo or generator that could produce a steady current of electricity.
  • AC Powerline *Non-exact date*

    AC Powerline *Non-exact date*
    An AC powerline that transmits power 20 miles from Niagra Falls to Buffalo, had succeeded.
  • Electron *Non-exact date*

    Electron *Non-exact date*
    The electron was discovered by Joseph John Thomson.
  • Photoelectric Cells *Non-exact date

    Photoelectric Cells *Non-exact date
    Photoelectric cells were discovered.