The utility company has no way of knowing how much power is produced by the solar system. They do not list solar power as Power Produced on their customer’s bill. They list solar power Outflow. The only power the utility company ever sees is the overflow power that cannot be consumed on-site because the solar array is generating more than the loads of the home can consume. At that point, when the solar array is generating more power than can be consumed at home, the excess power has nowhere else to go other than to backflow through the meter and to the utility company. This is the only power the utility company sees.