Thursday, July 26, 2007

Save Energy while surfing the net

Energy saving search engine?

Click the "about" to see an explanation.
Black is the new black.


LS said...

"Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year "

But how much is that? How many houses can you heat with that? Any idea?

PP said...

One Watt hour would be the energy used if you had a 1 Watt light bulb on for one hour. A megawatt hour is 10 to the 6th more or 1 million Watts.

Found this on consumption:(USA only)OK, what are Swedish amounts?

Residential Electricity Consumption

The amount of electricity consumed by a typical residential household varies dramatically by region of the country. According to 2001 Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, New England residential customers consume the least amount of electricity, averaging 653 kilowatt hours (kWh) of load in a month, while the East South Central region, which includes states such as Georgia and Alabama and Tennessee, consumes nearly double that amount at 1,193 kWh per household.

So this has the potential to light up a lot of lights, or turn a lot of lathes.

Finally, we all know where the term Watt comes from right?

LS said...

A: - What is your name?

B: - Watt.

A: - What?

B: - Watt. James Watt.

A: - James what?

O.K. said...

Eh, good idea, but ten years too late. It will only save energy on crt or plasma displays, not LCD. Ok, how many here are still using crt-displays? I do sometimes, but I use jurassic computers too.

PP said...

O.K. said...

I read that it is hard to recycle the glass from old crt:s now, no-one wants the glass that contains led, and there's almost no new crt:s made.

O.K. said...

A little hard to find consumption for households, but I found this from 2000 (average):

Houses: 5700 kwh/year (475 kwh/month)
Apartments: 4600 kwh/year (383 kwh/month)

Of course there are big differences between the north and south of sweden, a lot of the electricity is used for heating.

O.K. said...

And now Bill Weihl of Google points out the "fluffy science" of Blackle on the Google blog. Blackle might even in some cases use more energy, although very slightly so.