First step find solar panels
the size that cover your cockpit
, or the largest you can find. I used two panels 6x3 which were just right for my cockpit. If the panels do not cover the whole area make "blank" panels to fill the holes.
Build a SS frame to house the panels. Cut the curvy part of the Bimini structure and weld the stumps directly to the frame. I also added a teak
strips around the frame for esthetic reasons and to add strength.
Place the panels in the frame and secure them to the frame. The last part is to inject a sealer between the frame and the panels and between the panels. This part proved to trickier than I expected. My suggestion is to use quality sealer and make sure it fills the gaps completely.
The end result is a hard top which produce tons of power.
In the pictures you can see the frame before installing the panels (sorry for the pic quality) and the finished project
from the inside.
Will be glad to answer more questions.