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USS Seawolf SSN-21 | (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Greg Kuntz/Released)

Profile America: Nuclear Power

Tuesday, July 18 — This week 62 years ago in West Milton, New York, an example of turning swords into plowshares was generated. That was when the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor. The buyer […]

by · July 18, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
A Higher Power: Solar Battery Invented

A Higher Power: Solar Battery Invented

Tuesday, April 25 — On this date in 1954, Bell Laboratories in New York announced the prototype manufacture of a new solar battery, or what we now call a solar cell. The new cell was capable of a 6 percent energy […]

by · April 25, 2017 · Profile America, Technology

Profile America: Solar Power 

The first house in America with solar heating and radiation cooling opened on this date in 1955 in Tucson, Arizona.

by · January 15, 2017 · Profile America
A mis-set relay in an Ontario power station began a cascade of power grid overloads across 80,000 square miles of the U.S. and Canada. (Life Magazine)

Profile America: Where Were You During The Blackout?

Wednesday, November 9 — At 5:16 pm Eastern time on this date 51 years ago, about 30 minutes after sundown, a fast-moving ripple of deeper darkness spread over much of the northeastern United States and a part of Canada. A mis-set […]

by · November 9, 2016 · Profile America
Hydroelectric power generation. Courtesy: US Geological Survey.

Profile America: Hydroelectric Power

Friday, September 30 — On this date in 1882, the world’s first hydroelectric power plant began operating on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Inspired by Thomas Edison, a man named H.F. Rogers built the facility, using a water wheel to […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Profile America

Profile America: Nuclear Power — Atoms for Peace 

On this date in 1955, the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor.