Solana is one of the most popular blockchains in the cryptocurrency space. Furthermore, it stands out from other blockchains like Ethereum mainly because it is efficient and it consumes less energy when transactions are active on the network.
Therefore, Solana has advanced following widespread scrutiny of the negative impact of crypto-related transactions on the global climate.
Data Comparing Solana Transactions and Google Searches
The Solana team released recent data claiming that a transaction on the Solana network consumes almost the same energy as a few Google searches.
The data details pointed out that one Solana transaction consumes 2,707 joules of energy. On the other hand, a Google search uses 1,080 joules.
“The most recent energy impact report from @SolanaFndn found that a Solana transaction uses around the same amount of energy as a few Google searches – 2,707 Joules, to be precise,” the Solana team noted.
Moreover, the data noted that one transaction on the Solana blockchain consumes less energy than a working LED light bulb and a PC running for an hour.
Solana’s Plan to Reduce Energy Consumption
Nevertheless, the developers of the Solana protocol are still researching new ways to “offset the already low energy impact” despite its low energy consumption.
Last year, after the Solana Foundation funded the blockchain’s energy reduction project, the team announced it had achieved carbon neutrality for the year.
The Executive Director of the Solana Foundation, Dan Albert, stated:
“Our carbon neutrality initiatives, paired with Solana’s high-performance, energy-efficient design, mean the community can build a sustainable web3 future for many years to come.”