Blackle – An Energy Saving Search Engine

I wanted to let everyone know about Blackle – an energy saving search engine.

How is Blackle saving energy?

Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black.
Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search.

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.

You can see how much Energy was saved on the site… If Google is your homepage, set Blackle as your homepage instead!



  1. September 26, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    since black absorbs all the light energy and never passes out ,then how come we are able to see what is on the black screen?

  2. September 29, 2007 at 9:37 am

    thats good !
    there are many such engines opened now . we can try now more .
    what u say .

  3. martha said,

    February 20, 2008 at 5:13 am

    I’m using at the moment BLACKOOGLE, which is similar to blackle but offers a lot more functionality like image search, youtube search, mail access, etc. And looks nicer too, give it a try!




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