Solar Energy

Let's Talk About Solar Power

Solar Power Can Be Great ... In the Right Circumstances

No doubt about it — solar has its benefits. It's clean. You can get credit for power you put back into the grid. And it can offer a good rate of return ... sometimes.

But if you’re an SESD customer, is solar always the best option? If you’re already receiving SESD’s low rates, you may actually be better off without solar.


  • SESD rates are already so low, solar power may actually cost more
  • There is no reimbursement for power you don’t use
  • Rates of return on solar systems are usually slow
  • SESD power supply uses clean resources — we don’t add to the Southern Utah County haze
  • Rooftop solar can rarely be transferred if you move house
  • Solar panels require monthly cleaning

If you’re considering switching to solar, talk to SESD about your options. We’re happy to help guide your informed decision.


With that said: Do you already have solar power and need net metering advice? We can help!


Get Credit For Capturing Solar Energy

Sign up for SESD Net Metering


What is Net Metering?

During the day, most solar customers produce more electricity than they consume. Why not export that power to the grid and reduce your future electric bills?

Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits owners of solar energy systems for electricity they add to the grid.

It’s a way for residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to sell their unused electricity back into the grid.

How Does Net Metering Work?

If your home is net-metered, your electricity meter will run backwards to provide a credit against electricity consumed at times when your house’s electricity use exceeds your system’s output — such as at night when your lights and heaters are running. With net metering, customers are only billed for their "net" energy use.

Why Does SESD Support Net Metering?

Net metering policies create a smoother demand curve for electricity and helps us manage our peak electricity loads. By encouraging generation near the point of consumption, net metering also reduces the strain on distribution systems.


How Can You Apply for Net Metering?

It’s simple! If you have a solar power system, fill in the Net Meter Application.



Need More Information About Solar Power or Net Metering?

SESD is happy to answer any questions you may have about net metering. Contact our office at 801-465-8020, or stop by 803 N 500 E, Payson, Mon–Fri 8 am–5 pm.