Compact fluorescent light bulbs
Uses less energy than incandescent bulbs, reducing demand for electricity and amount of mercury emitted from power plants. An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will use 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb.
An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will last about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.
An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will pay for itself in about 6 months.
Disposal isn't convenient because bulbs contain mercury.
Potentially hazardous if bulb is broken because of mercury they contain.
More expensive than traditional bulbs.
Generates clean power
Electrical bill savings
Can sell energy credits earned with excess power generated
State and federal incentive programs for installing qualified solar panels