San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) November 25, 2009 -- San Francisco based company, EcoCrawl (www.ecocrawl.com) offers an energy efficient alternative to the Google homepage to allow for internet users to reduce their carbon footprint when performing searches. EcoCrawl currently offers search results in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
A cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor uses about 74 watts to display an all white web page, but only uses 59 watts to display an all black page. EcoCrawl utilizes an eco-friendly black background to reduce the energy consumption of your computer monitor and retrieves the same Google search results. Worldwide, about 25 percent of the monitors currently in use are cathode ray tubes, which means that they waste energy displaying white backgrounds. This can quickly add up for sites with a global audience.
Google gets about 200 million queries a day. Let's assume each query is displayed for about 10 seconds; that means Google is running for about 550,000 hours every day on some desktop. Assuming that users run Google in full screen mode, the shift to a black background will save a total of 15 (74-59) watts. Now take into account that about 25 percent of the monitors in the world are CRTs, and at 10 cents a kilowatt-hour, that's about $75,000/year, a goodly amount of energy and dollars for changing a few color codes.
If you are amongst the 74.7 percent of individuals in the world using an energy-efficient Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor for computing, you can still save up to 3 watts of energy by switching your homepage to EcoCrawl. At over 149 million search queries a day coming from LCD monitors, we can collectively make a footprint to prevent further warming.
Note: The energy consumption for a Plasma monitor is also comparable to that of a CRT monitor and has similar energy differentials.
Set your homepage to [http://www.ecocrawl.com] today and make a collective difference without compromise. Black is now the new green.
Contact: Wilson Ng, Webmaster EcoCrawl firstname.lastname@example.org [http://www.ecocrawl.com]