How the Solana Foundation and greater community are building a better, more energy-efficient web3.
How Solana’s energy use stacks up
Compare Solana’s extremely efficient platform.
One Solana (voting + non-voting) transaction [0.686kJ]
Neutralizing Solana’s carbon impact
The Solana Foundation is committed to studying the impact of the Solana blockchain, open-sourcing the data, and taking steps to bring the chain’s footprint to zero.
Solana is the first smart-contract layer 1 blockchain with real-time energy emissions tracking, enabling anyone in the world to examine the network’s emissions down to the validator or RPC level.
A climate-focused ecosystem
Gainforest combines artificial intelligence with community-engagement to get real-time data on the world’s forests and turn conservation areas into digital impact certificates, unique to the space each certificate is tied to.
WaterDAO is a water credit verification body that works towards a decentralized, more robust water infrastructure.Read More
SunriseStake supports climate-positive staking on Solana.Read More
Outerverse by Outside Interactive
The Outerverse is an NFT-based outdoor creator community and marketplace on a mission to inspire more people to get outside – and 20% of net revenue from all sales goes to nonprofits working for sustainability and DEI.Read More
WiHi is a decentralized solution to the problems of weather forecasting and climate monitoring.Read More
What you can do
Use the data
We’ve open-sourced the Solana’s emissions data for those who want to check our work or use it for other analyses. Read the energy use report for more information.
Lighten your footprint
The Solana Foundation encourages all validators and projects to take a look at their own emissions data and mitigate where possible. Learn from Orca’s journey.
Apply for a grant
Check some project ideas for making the Solana network more climate positive, or submit your own proposal.