The first Quicksun simulators were developed and delivered to in-house clients in a national energy company in Finland. In 1995 the simulator was exhibited publicly and immediately a US company ordered one system. This success encouraged for further development and marketing and the system was regularly exhibited in the following PV conferences. By the year 2000 more than 10 QuickSun solar simulators had been delivered and the product started to establish itself in the global market.
In the year 2001 Endeas Oy was founded and it acquired the QuickSun technology and patents. In the same year a proprietary optical device was developed for improving irradiance uniformity. With this option it was possible to construct a compact large area solar simulator with true Class A irradiance uniformity characteristics.
The proprietary QuickSun measurement technology was also applied for the testing of single crystalline silicon cells. A unique option called IDCAM was developed in 2003 and it enabled the evaluation of the physically meaningful equivalent circuit parameters in a production friendly and reliable way.
In 2004 Endeas Oy launched a new product, QuickSun 540LA In-Line Solar Simulator. This product enables the testing of PV modules with face down position. In addition, the testing capacity of this product is high enough in order to comply with the throughput requirements of any PV production line.
Today, more than 550 QuickSun solar simulators have been delivered around the world. Majority of the simulators are delivered in co-operation with the partners and distributors as listed in the contacts page of this web site.
Endeas Oy continues its development work by concentrating on the refined analysis of the PV cells and modules during the standard IV curve measurement.