China was the first to burn coal as source of energy
Persian farmers used windmills to grind crops and pump water for their gardens
Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod.
James Watts is credited with the invention of the Improved Steam Engine. His last name is also the measurement for watts, and he coined the term "horsepower".
William Hart drilled the first natural gas well in Fredonia, New York.
Mouchot created a steam generation system that ran solely on solar power
Edison is credited with building the first ever power plant in America
Nikola Tesla invented X-Ray machines and man-made lightning bolts.
Ford created the flex fuel Ford Model-T. A car that ran on ethanol or gasoline for fuel
Grant established the first geothermal plant with a drill and generator