QuickSun 600

QuickSun 600 – All-in-one high throughput testing

Improved precision and reliability, meeting the strictest industry standards

The QuickSun 600 is a fully automated and highly productive PV module testing station. Thanks to the ability to handle up to 200 modules per hour, QuickSun 600 is an ideal solution for mass production of solar panels.

QuickSun® 600 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® 600 has outstanding measurement stability with Pmax repeatability smaller than 0.1 %. Combining superior productivity with durability and low maintenance costs, QuickSun® 600 is able to provide an exceptionally low cost of ownership.

  • 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!
  • Minimized factory footprint of 7 m²
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Compatible with modules sizes up to 1050mm x 2050mm

Solar simulation

QuickSun 600 achieves A+A+A+ classification. Irradiance non-uniformity of < 1% is maintained over the test area of 230 cm by 115 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 four 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

Module transport directionShort-side-leading
ContactingJ-Box / contact adapter; 4-wire / Kelvin
Load elementFeedback controlled MOSFETAdjustable bias 0–4.5 V
Voltage sweepIsc -> Voc, Voc -> IscCapacitance Compensation (CAC) method
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 %
Irradiance control200 – 1200 W/m²Resolution 1 W/m²
Average flash tube lifetime750 000 flashes
Pmp repeatability(Max-min)/(max+min) < 0.25 %Std. < 0.1 %
EL image50 MPTyp. exposure time 1–5 secs
HipotMax 6.5 kV0.1 nA measurement sensitivity
Ground Continuity0.2 mohm sensitivity55 mA test current
Optical inspection120 MP
Operation temperature15 – 35 °C
Mains utilities3~, 230 Vac, 16 A, 50–60 HzCDA 4–6 bar
Total dimensions, weight340 x 220 x 160 cm900 kg