Could there be additional costs to install my system?

If Heartland needs to make upgrades to the cooperative’s distribution system in order to accommodate the power produced by a consumer-member's distributed generation equipment, the consumer-member will be expected to cover those costs. When a member’s solar array pushes power back onto Heartland’s system, it is critical that the system be able to handle that backfed power. This is more likely to be required with very large, commercial installations. Heartland’s equipment needs to be able to handle those situations when the sun is shining, and you are not using power yourself.