Solana Foundation has taken a major step in promoting transparency and accountability in the blockchain industry by launching a real-time tracking dashboard to measure carbon emissions on its blockchain. The foundation collaborated with data platform Trycarbonara to create the dashboard, which is the first “major smart-contract blockchain” to measure carbon emissions in real-time.
The Solana Climate website now hosts the dashboard that displays the total node count, megawatt-hours, total carbon emissions average, and marginal use, alongside numerous other indicators. Moreover, it contains several emissions comparison charts where users can view side-by-side conversions depicting Solana usage versus numerous other emission-producing activities.
According to the foundation’s blog post, the organization hopes this initiative will set a new standard for measuring emissions in blockchain by publishing this data. The data used to power the dashboard is available open-source and is modeled on the estimated carbon footprint of the Dell PowerEdge R940.