Can photovoltaic modules operate continuously?

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As photovoltaic applications and installations enter almost every aspect of daily life we need to ask ourselves „how to keep it working longer?“ And what is better, to exchange 20 years old module for the new one, or to invest in maintenance and keep the module running? Is it possible for the module to run for 40 or even 50 years? In his recent publication Dr. Ian Marius Peters answers these questions and introduces an economic steady-state model that supports the idea of systems operating continuously instead of operating for a fixed period.