Energy through the years

Timeline created by Booney1306
  • Jan 1, 1200


    Coal was first to be mined in the 12th century and was used to keep fires going, and was a main energy source for people in that Era
  • steam Engine

    steam Engine
    Thomas Watt invented it, it was the first idea of self sustaining energy. It was a spark that started the industrial revolution.
  • Electricity

    The first machine that generated electricity was invented by Otto Von Guericke which generated static electricity. It would go on to be innovated into harnessing it.
  • Pertoleuim

    Fossil fuel known as petrolium was discoverd in Pennsylvania. At first it was not practical, but soon would change the growing America
  • Hydro Electricity

    Hydro Electricity
    Was developed succesfully in England, and it produced power. The first famous structure in America to innovate with hydro electricity was the Hoover Dam
  • Light bulb "practical use of electricity"

    Light bulb "practical use of electricity"
    Thomas Eddison invents the first long lasting light bulb, innovating the use of electricty
  • Solar Energy

    Solar Energy
    Solar cells were discovered in the late 19th century, and this led to the popularity of Solar panels in the US by the 40's
  • Wind energy

    Wind energy
    Was discovered in Dennmark as the first energy producing wind turbine in the world. There have been windmills around the globe for centuries, but Dennmarks was the first energy producing one
  • Gasoline

    Sparked the growth of the autobile industry, and was a major energy source in the US. Gasoline is a heavily refined petroleum.
  • Nuclear energy

    Nuclear energy
    with the development of the atomic bomb scientists discovered that you could harness nuclear energy by fussion and fission