QuickSun 650

QuickSun 650 – when only the best is good enough

Improved precision and reliability, meeting the strictest industry standards

The QuickSun 650 is a fully automated and highly productive PV module testing station. Thanks to the ability to handle up to 200 modules per hour, QuickSun 650 is an ideal solution for mass production of solar panels.

QuickSun® 650 has been designed according to the Endeas all-in-one concept, enabling smooth operations and minimum use of space. As separate flasher, EL, optical inspection or Hipot testers are not needed, a lot less space and operating resources are required. Less equipment efficiently translates into higher production line uptime.

As the All-in-One concept reduces the need for floor space, it opens up new possibilities for line upgrades. In addition, shorter production line can be ramped up faster, including the training of operators and engineers.

QuickSun® 650 has outstanding measurement stability with Pmax repeatability smaller than 0.1 %. Combining superior productivity with durability and low maintenance costs, QuickSun® 650 is able to provide an exceptionally low cost of ownership as a complete tool for PV module testing.

  • A+A+A+ solar simulator, EL, Hipot, ground continuity, optical inspection, and bypass diode tests
  • Reliable results for the highest efficiency modules (PERC, HJT, IBC, bifacial) using Capacitance Compensation method
  • Maximized productivity: 150 modules per hour, all above tests included!
  • Fully automated PV module handling
  • Minimized factory footprint of 7 m²
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Compatible with modules sizes up to 2700mm x 1400mm

Solar simulation

QuickSun 650 achieves A+A+A+ classification. Irradiance non-uniformity of < 1% is maintained over the test area of 270 cm by 140 cm. The spectrum produced by the Xenon flash extends from 300 to 1200 nm, fully compatible with the new standard IEC 60904-9 Ed.3. The spectral coverage of the spectrum is 100% making sure variation in PV module materials does not go unnoticed.

Long-term instability (LTI) is typically < 0.5 % during the 60 ms long flash pulse – even the high efficiency and capacitance IBC and HJT modules can be measured accurately by applying the Capacitance Compensation (CAC) method. This scientifically justified procedure enables the measurement of the steady-state I-V curve in only 60 ms, eliminating the need for longer flash pulses. The QuickSun 650 testing chamber is inherently designed to enable the single-side testing of bifacial modules at elevated intensities. The applied test procedures and reports comply fully with the standards IEC 60904-1 and IEC 60904-9.

EL, Optical Inspection, and Bypass Diode Tests

EL images with 200-μm pixel resolution are recorded with three 20MP cameras, enabling software-based automatic image analysis to identify and categorize small faults, such as micro-cracks and finger interruptions. Bypass diodes are tested according to the functionality test specified in the standard IEC 61215-2, and a high-resolution image of the cell side of the module is recorded and used to analyse such features as cell-to-cell distance, particle contamination, and ribbon misalignment.

Electrical Safety

QuickSun 600 has the capability to perform hipot and ground continuity testing. The actual leakage current is measured with a sensitive enough instrument that enables a run-time diagnosis of both contacting reliability and real module leakage characteristics. A 100% coverage of electrical safety testing for UL certification is achieved.

Key characteristics

General

Module transport directionLong-side-leading
Module dimensionsMaximum 140 cm x 270 cmEasily adjustable to smaller sizes
Cycle time25 seconds
ContactingFully automatic direct to JB Automatic to contact adapter
Total dimensions, weight420 cm (W) x 200 cm (D) x 200 cm (H)700 kg

Solar simulator

Pmp repeatabilityStandard deviation < 0.1 %
Irradiance non-uniformityClass A+, < ± 1%
SpectrumClass A+, < ± 1%
Long-term instability (LTI)Class A+, < ± 1%
Flash tube lifetime750 000 measurements (average)
Bifacial measurementSingle-sideAcc. IEC TS 60904-1-2:2019
High-capacitance modulesCapacitive effects eliminated with the Capacitance Compensation (CAC) methodAcc. IEC 60904-1:2020,
IEC TS 60904-14:2020
Irradiance control200 – 1200 W/m²Resolution 1 W/m²
Voltage measurement1 – 100 V (other scales on request)Accuracy better than ±0.2 %
Current measurement0.5 – 25 A (other scales on request)Accuracy better than ±0.2 %
Voltage sweepIsc -> Voc, Voc -> IscCapacitance Compensation (CAC) method

EL inspection

Image resolution55 MP / 260 µm per pixelHigher resolutions on request
Measurement time1 – 5 seconds Typical, depends on cell type
Current range0 – 20 A Freely adjustable
Automatic defect detectionAvailable on request

Options

Optical inspection120 MPOptical inspection
Hipot testUp to 6.5 kV0.1 nA sensitivity
Ground continuity55 mA test current
Bypass diode testIEC 61215-2 Functionality test
Temperature coefficient measurementFrom room temperature to RT + 15 °C