tighechalk_5.8 energy timeline

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  • First Coal

    First Coal
    The first record of coal in the United States was shown on a map prepared by Louis Joliet.
    exact date unknown
  • Electromagnetic Rotation

    Electromagnetic Rotation
    Michael Faraday (England) discovered the principle of electro-magnetic rotation that would later be the key to developing the electric motor.
    .exact date unknown.
  • First Engine Run on Ethanol

    First Engine Run on Ethanol
    Samuel Morey developed an engine that ran on ethanol and turpentine.
    Exact date unknown
  • Discover of Photovoltaic Effect

    Discover of Photovoltaic Effect
    The discovery of the "photovoltaic effect" by Henri Becquerel that would allow the conversion of sunlight solar electric energy.
    .Month and day unknown.
  • First Commercial Well

    First Commercial Well
    Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial well and hit oil and natural gas at 69 feet below the earth's surface.
    .Exact date unknown.
  • First Hydroelectric Station

    First Hydroelectric Station
    The world's first central DC hydroelectric station provided power for a paper mill in Appleton, Wisconsin.
    .exact date unknown.
  • First Solar Cell

    First Solar Cell
    Charles Fritts (United States) built the first genuine solar cell with an efficiency rate between 1% to 2%.
    exact date unknown
  • First Electricity Generating Wind Turbine

    First Electricity Generating Wind Turbine
    The first electricity generating wind turbine, was a battery charging machine installed by Scottish academic James Blyth to light his holiday home in Marykirk, Scotland.
    .Exact date unknown only known in july 1887.
  • First Dry Stream Geothermal Plant

    The first dry steam geothermal power plant was built in Laderello in Tuscany, Italy.
  • First Nuclear Power Plant

    First Nuclear Power Plant
    The Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the world's first full-scale nuclear power plant, becomes operational at Shippingport, Pennsylvania.