Solutions for solar modules in production
h.a.l.m. measuring systems represent high-end photovoltaic performance testing. Beside their technical quality, h.a.l.m. is an excellent partner for cell or module manufacturers because of a well-established service and support with fast response time, readiness of customizing solutions and years of experience in the market. h.a.l.m. offers a scope of trainings and lectures and is always willing to share knowledge and know-how with its partners.
Find out about the specific solutions for either cell or module production by browsing below.
All over the world, h.a.l.m. delivers well-established in-line module performance measuring systems. These class A+A+A+ tunnel and tower module tester can be designed for module sizes of up to 3 m x 2 m and integrated in full- or semi-automatic environments.
• Spectral mismatch < 12.5%
• Spatial non-uniformity < 1%
• Temporal stability < 0.5%
The h.a.l.m. module testing series for production lines offers:
Unique flash performance
The cascadable modular system can reach 80 ms flash pulse duration with 20 s repetition rates, as well as h.a.l.m. standard features like multi-irradiance flashing or single-flash hysteresis.
The h.a.l.m. IV curve tracer cetisPV-CTL1 is a 3-channel 16-bit AD converter with an electronic load for synchronous measurement of current, voltage, and irradiance. Above that, it tracks different temperatures via RTD or contact-free IR sensors for temperature correction according to IEC 60891 Ed. 2.0.
Active load for 3Q dark curves
The cetisPV-EL3-M is an add-on for the module IV curve tracer cetisPV-CTL1, which enables to drive the curve into negative current. This allows the recording of dark curves for more precise evaluating of series resistances. This add-on is a definitive must-have for thin-film, CIS, and CIGS technologies.
System integration with many production line manufacturers
h.a.l.m.'s state-of-the-art class A+A+A+ devices are integrated in module sorters of all common production-line manufacturers (Reis, Centrotherm, Kuka, Manz, Beijing Automation, etc.).
High compatibility with all common interfaces
The in-line module performance measuring system communicates with the automation via a process interface and has many common MES connections, such as XML export, SQL, or semiPV2-SECSGem. The data interface is configurable for the customer at all times.
Easy to maintain and calibrate
The h.a.l.m. cetis series runs with very few easy-to-change wear parts. The flash bulb insures more than 100,000 flashes and can be changed within minutes with a hex key. Thanks to the modular principle, only small measuring cassettes need to be exchanged for calibration.
Integrated safety testing
The module performance testing can be extended with a safety-testing device, which is able to perform all relevant safety tests, like 4-frame contact resistance, leakage resistance, and high-voltage (HiPot) test. The control is integrated into PVControl and thereby runs smoothly with all hardware and software interfaces.