History of Energy

  • Jun 24, 1000


    Persians built the first windmills.
  • Cooking Coal

    Cooking Coal
    British discovered how to cok cola to transform it into hot-burning coke. Causing it to become a major fuel in the 18th,19th and 20th century.
  • Electric Battery

    Electric Battery
    In the 1800's Humphry Davy invented the electric battery.
  • Electricity

    Benjamin Franklin tied a key to a kite and flew it in a storm. When the lightning struck the key it created an electric current.
  • Invention of the light bulb

    Invention of the light bulb
    The light bulb was invented by Joseph Swan.
  • Electromagnetism

    Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetism.
  • Solar Energy

    Solar Energy
    Mouchout built the first solar energy generator.
  • Geothermal Energy

    Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal Energy was first used.
  • Tungsten Filament

    Tungsten Filament
    Coolidge invented tungsten filament which helps lights last longer.
  • Fossil Fuels

    Fossil Fuels
    Scientists realized that the burning of fossil fuels is causing climate change.