From this post by Mark at EcoIron we decided to create this custom Google search engine. It will search the internet through google.com.
As noted, an all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts. I thought I would do a little math and see what could be saved by moving a high volume site to the black format.Notes:
...the shift to a black background will save a total of 15 (74-59) watts. That turns into a global savings of 8.3 Megawatt-hours per day, or about 3000 Megawatt-hours a year.
- Per capita annual electricity consumption (MW-hrs) in the U.S. in 1997: 1.213
- LCD monitors do not reap the same energy saving benefits.