Websites that spend most energy
At the thought of energy consumption usually our first association is of industrial plants and heavy machinery. But many people will be surprised by the information of how much energy and internet services we use every day.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and many others are the biggest consumers of energy on the Internet. It is estimated that only in the United States technology needed to maintain the Web site annually spends 100 billion kWh of energy, which is 1.5 percent of total energy consumption in the United States.
Judging by the last results, the largest consumers of the servers site are Facebook and Google. Behind them is Microsoft and then Yahoo, eBay and AOL. Peer1 Hosting company conducted a survey and published a detailed info that contains information on energy consumption of the world’s most visited site.