The "Green Power Indicator" (GPI) displays whether the called site is hosted on a server, which is operated with environment-friendly produced electricity. It is realised as Firefox-Add-on. In that way the extension supports the development of a "Green Web".
The Firefox extension can be installed and used by any Internet user.
The Green Power Indicator requires no user action. While the user is surfing in the Internet the green status of the current Web page is displayed by an icon (or in the text mode by a description).
To use the extension a Firefox browser version 1.5 or later is required.
The add-on can be downloaded here. The user has to follow the instructions that appear in the browser window to install the add-on.
The quality of the current Web page is unknown, since it is not in our database so far. You know more? Then let us know: Service Request.
|active||Green Power Indicator is active.|
|inactive||Green Power Indicator is inactive, there is no communication with the server.|
|Green Energy!||The called Web site is hosted with green electricity, classification in the three quality classes A, B, C.|
|Energy quality unknown||The power quality is unknown.|
|...search...||Search is in progress|
|error||Error, e. g. no Internet connection|
|blocked by HTTPS||The query of the current Web page is blocked by HTTPS|
|Blacklist||The Web page is on the blacklist, so that the current quality is not queryable. (The function is not available anymore)|
The settings can be made in the menu that appears by right clicking on the icon of the GPI. The sidebar can be opened and closed by clicking on the GPI icon. The sidebar displays more information about the website and provides background information about the GPI project. Please note, that the sidebar is not available in the new versions of the addon.
Here, all Web pages visited until now are displayed, together with its quality classes, providers, etc. The cache shows the information to the central provider list.
The user can specify at what intervals the locally stored information are deleted, and can manually clear the cache in the settings dialog.
The provider must meet various criteria, developed with the support by the BUND of Rhineland-Palatinate, and are then divided into three quality classes.
Add-ons downloaded from this site Mozilla ask for updates once per day. If an update is available the user can decide whether he wants to update his add-on.