The Evolution of the Battery
A little-known fact: batteries provided the main source of electricity before the development of electrical generators and electrical power grids near the end of the 19th century. See the evolution of this electrifying device below.
Alessandro Volta – Voltaic Pile, 1800. First battery able to provide a current to a circuit continuously.
John F. Daniell – Daniell Cell, 1836.
William Grove – Fuel Cell 1839.
Robert Bunsen – first liquid battery, 1842.
Gaston Plante – first practical storage lead-acid battery that could be recharged, 1859.
Georges Leclanche – Leclanche Carbon-Zinc Cell, 1866
Carl Gassner – dry cell battery, 1881.
Waldmar Jungner – the first nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery, 1899.
Thomas Alva Edison – the alkaline storage battery, 1901.
Solar cells, 1954.
Duracell battery, 1964.