Greeks rub amber against straw to create electricity
After he studied Greek amber experiments, the word "electricity" was created by William Gilbert, in 1600.
Ben held a kite up towards the sky with a key connected to the end.... and what did he discover? Lightning really is electricity!
Alessandro Volta made an electric travel through brine-soaked cloth due to the metal inside.
By using a turbine and two buckets, Lester Pelton made the first water mill.
Thomas Edison was the first to successfully harness electricities light properties and create the light bulb!
James Blyth made the first windmill to successfully produce electricity.
Henry Hertz discovered what energy waves are and how you measure them (in Hertz).
Russel Ohl made it possible to harvest energy from the sun.
Hydropower, followed by solar and wind power, is the most used alternative and renewable source of energy, by 2008.