In 2009 a number of Sets of Sun-Power XP 200/300 Gate Operators were installed in an Industrial Site in NSW where the requirement of each Gate Operator was to operate 150 Cycles per day 7 days a week

This means they are each required to operate over 50,000 cycles per year

 40Watt regulated Solar panels with 100 amp hour batteries were used to provide sufficient power to allow for this volume of use.

Over three years these well maintained XP Operators are operating 150,000 times.

The operators are replaced every 3-4 Years

 Given that the average use per day for most users is 8 cycles per day that is approx. 3000 per year so it would take the average user 50 Years to achieve the same number of cycles