>Hemat Energi Dengan Blackle si Google Hitam

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Blackle? Apa yang pertama kali yang anda pikirkan ketika mendengar nama tersebut. Si hitam? atau kehitaman?

Nah bagi yang belum tahu, sekadar informasi dari Kandank Ilmu Blackle adalah Google dalam versi hitam, jadi background pencarian Google semuanya berwarna hitam.

Sebenarnya buat apa sih Google mengeluarkan versi hitam dari dirinya itu? Tujuannya adalah untuk melakukan penghematan energi.. Menurut penelitian yang diambil oleh Google dari sebuah tulisan di blog pada tahun 2007 silam, bahwa sebuah halaman situs dengan penuh warna putih akan membutuhkan daya 74 watt untuk tampil apalagi sebuah situs yang penuh gambar dan warna [Kandank Ilmu tidak salah satunya] sementara situs yang penuh warna hitam hanya membutuhkan 59 watt saja.

Berapa penghematan yang dilakukan Blackle? Sampai saat ini [5:55PM] Blackle telah menghemat 1,325,387.321 Watt hours saved.

Kalo kita mau melakukan pengujian terhadap penghematan Blackle misalkan aja begini dengan tampilan awal Google berwarna putih yang kira-kira mendapat 200 juta kunjungan per hari. Asumsikan halaman utama tersebut ditampilkan rata-rata selama 10 detik, artinya Google dijalankan sekitar 550 ribu jam setiap hari pada PC yang sama. Misalkan setiap pengguna menjalankan Google pada tampilan layar penuh, perubahan ke latar belakang hitam akan menghemat 15 (74-59) watt. Hal itu akan menghasilkan penghematan 8,3 MegaWatt-jam per hari atau sekitar 3000 Megawatt-jam per tahun.

Ternyata jumlah energi yang bisa dihemat dari si Blackle ini signifikan juga ya. Tapi Blackle hanya bisa digunakan untuk melakukan pencarian web saja tidak bisa melakukan pencarian gambar [kalo ada pencarian gambar ntar ga hemat energi] kelemahan lain karena hasil pencarian ditampilkan dalam background hitam mungkin bagi kita akan kesulitan sedikit dalam melihat hasil pencarian. [bisa pakai Ctrl+A] supaya semua tulisannya kelihatan.

Mari kita semua mulai hemat energi dari hal kecil pada pencarian di dunia maya!! Yang mau mencoba Blackle silahkan dicoba di http://www.blackle.com/

How is Blackle saving energy?

Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy. Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search.

Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. “Image displayed is primarily a function of the user’s color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen.” Roberson et al, 2002

In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.

We believe that there is value in the concept because even if the energy savings are small, they all add up. Secondly we feel that seeing Blackle every time we load our web browser reminds us that we need to keep taking small steps to save energy.

How can you help?

We encourage you to <!–[if IE]>set Blackle as your home page<![endif]–> set Blackle as your home page<!–. This way every time you load your Internet browser you will save a little bit of energy. Remember every bit counts! You will also be reminded about the need to save energy each time you see the Blackle page load.

Help us spread the word about Blackle by telling your friends and family to set it as their home page. If you have a blog then give us a mention. Or put the following text in your email signature: “Blackle.com – Saving energy one search at a time”.

Have a look at our energy saving tips page for ideas on steps you can take to save energy or you can follow Blackle on Twitter and we will keep you updated with simple energy saving tips.

There are a lot of great web sites about saving energy and being more environmentally friendly. They are full of great tips covering the little things that we can all do to make a difference today. Try Blackling “energy saving tips” or visit one of the many great blogs dedicated to environmental awareness.

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Referensi:
http://www.emfajar.net/our-earth/hemat-energi-dengan-blackle-si-google-hitam/
http://www.blackle.com/about/
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