Why does Heartland sweep the excess power generated by wind and solar systems?

Heartland's policy of sweeping excess generation at the end of the month, and our policy on limiting solar installations to what is appropriately sized helps address 2 issues. First, it ensures that large solar arrays don’t feed excess power onto Heartland’s infrastructure and cause power quality issues. The policies also protect members from installing over-sized arrays and limit the subsidies that can happen between members that do not have solar and those that do. Our policy is designed so that everyone has access to the benefits of affordable solar power.