The future of the internet needs to be sustainable.

Building a better, more energy efficient web 3

Solana is built to be small, fast, and efficient — it was developed by people who used to build cell phone networks. There’s no power-guzzling mining or inefficient, single-file-line analysis. And thanks to some of its unique technical innovations, like proof of history, Solana is so efficient that it has an energy impact a fraction of other blockchains and has the numbers to back it up.

How Solana’s energy usage stacks up against...

Most recently updated on March 25, 2022

One Solana transaction

0,000,002,707
Joules
Most recently updated on March 25, 2022

One single Google search

0,000,001,080
Joules
Search made on a desktop computer or mobile device

Offsetting the already-low impact

The Solana Foundation is dedicated to monitoring and minimizing Solana’s energy impact — and making sure the Solana ecosystem remains efficient.

Track the numbers

Check the calculations. See how much energy Solana uses with this updating data set, as prepared by an independent energy and climate advisor.

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In order to further lessen Solana’s low environmental impact, the Solana Foundation has made the network carbon neutral for 2021. Using Watershed Climate, the Foundation is funding refrigerant destruction, one of the most effective ways to maximize carbon offsets according to Green America. The process involves incentivizing the proper disposal of CFCs, which permanently eliminates them.

Even with the Solana’s lighter impact, its energy needs will grow as the network grows. The Solana Foundation is committed to keeping the network carbon neutral in 2022 and in the future and encourages all validators to take a look at their own local emissions data and mitigation strategies. In addition, the engineers at Solana Labs will continue to make Solana more performant — and therefore, more energy efficient.

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