It would be hard to imagine life without electrical energy. The dynamoelectric principle began to unfold its full potential shortly after it was discovered. The world's first electric railway was built in 1879, followed by the first electric elevator one year later – and the number of innovations increased year after year.
Lighting, transportation, overhead contact lines – the dynamoelectric principle revolutionized all spheres of life, including industry and the business community. Electricity became affordable and was an increasingly available source of propulsion. But it continued to be generated based on the electrodynamic principle. With the difference that today's generators from Siemens can produce billions of times more electricity than the dynamo of 1866.
"Electrical energy and magnetism will change the world."Joseph Henry, discoverer of electromagnetism
"With the right design, the effects must be enormous. The phenomenon (...) can usher in a new era in electromagnetism."Werner von Siemens
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