• The Solana Foundation has announced its real-time emissions tracking for the Solana blockchain.
• The new tracker will measure RPC nodes, hardware infrastructure, and Power Usage Effectiveness.
• These measurements set a new standard for sustainable blockchain technology.
The Solana Foundation Takes A Step Towards Sustainability
The Solana Foundation has taken a significant step towards sustainability by announcing its real-time emissions tracking for the Solana blockchain. The foundation collaborated with Trycarbonara, a carbon data platform, to create an emissions tracker that will embed software directly on Solana nodes.
How Does The New Tracker Work?
Solana is the first major smart-contract blockchain to have its emissions measured in real-time, setting a new standard for sustainable blockchain technology. According to the announcement, the emissions measurement will dynamically change based on the throughput of individual validators, when they’re online and offline, and changes in the validator network over time.
The new emission data includes several important factors not previously measured for blockchain technology. These factors include: RPC nodes; instrumenting underlying hardware; granularity at the server level; geolocation of validator and RPC nodes; marginal emissions; embodied emissions of hardware infrastructure; and Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). This framework provides an understanding of the network’s carbon footprint as well as insight into energy consumption and renewable energy mix sources.
A New Standard For Blockchains
Solana’s new emissions tracker sets a new standard for sustainable blockchain technology by providing detailed snapshot of climate impact and comparison charts that help put environmental impact into perspective.
The Solana Foundation’s new emission tracking system is a groundbreaking development in terms of sustainability in blockchains and showcases their commitment to environmental responsibility.