10 Key Historical Energy Events

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  • First Steam Engine Invented

    First Steam Engine Invented
    Thomas Savery was an English military engineer and inventor who in 1698, patented the first crude steam engine.
  • First Automobile

    First Automobile
    Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot built the first self propelled road vehicle (military tractor) for the French army: three wheeled, 2.5 mph. There is no exact date.
  • First Battery

    First Battery
    Volta invented the first true battery, which came to be known as the voltaic pile. There is no exact date.
  • Water Pumping Windmill

    Water Pumping Windmill
    Daniel Halladay manudactured this invention in Connecticut.
  • 1st Lightbulb

    1st Lightbulb
    This was when Thomas Eddison created the first lightbulb.
  • AC Power

    AC Power
    Galileo Ferraris makes public his AC polyphase motor first conceived in 1885. His motor works without a commutator.
  • Nuclear Fission is Discovered

    Nuclear Fission is Discovered
    Henri Becquerel was investigating phosphorescent minerals, those which after exposure to light would glow in the dark.
  • First Geothermal Electric Power Plant.

    First Geothermal Electric Power Plant.
    Piero Ginori Conti invents the first geothermal electric power plant.
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • First Modern Silicon Solar Cell

    First Modern Silicon Solar Cell
    Bell Labs announces the invention of the first modern silicon solar cell.