Friday, January 27, 2012

Google uses Colossal Energy(260million watts continuously)

260 million watts of energy is being consumed continuously by none other than our favourite search engine group Google. To make it understand better
260 million watts are equivalent to a quarter of output of a nuclear power plant.
Google has always kept their energy consumption statistics a secret, but in a good move, they have recently released the amount of energy they consume.
Google also estimated that its total carbon emissions for 2010 were just under 1.5 million metric tons, with most of that attributable to carbon fuels that provide electricity for the data centers. when it calculates that average energy consumption on the level of a typical user the amount is small, about 180 watt-hours a month, or the equivalent of running a 60-watt light bulb for three hours.

Google also released an estimate that 'an average search uses 0.3 watt-hours of electricity', a figure that may be difficult to understand intuitively. But when multiplied by Google’s estimate of more than a billion searches a day, the figure yields a somewhat surprising result: about 12.5 million watts of Google’s 260-million-watt total can be accounted for by searches, the company’s bread-and-butter service.
Though Google should be applauded for the efforts it make to make use of renewable energies, Google says that 25 percent of its energy was supplied by renewable fuels in 2010, and estimates that figure will reach 30 percent in 2011.

Take a look below at the Google's DataCenter in Hamina(Finland)

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