Originally Posted by Evo2700
IF I were to cut it, my wife would see in reinforcement, but that would void the 4 yr warranty. I wonder if enough light goes through where the panels would still work....just thinking out loud.
She happen to be a canvas maker? Not being flippant, my brother is and to stitch in what you'd need to keep it together with the fabrics used in the less-expensive covers is a bit more than the home sewer can usually do.
I'm not a solar guru by any means, and you are more knowledgeable of your particular panels. However, no matter what you'll be severely inhibiting their performance. I know some are good with indirect sunlight, but seem to think all still warn against dirt and its effect. Even the most opaque fabric - Tyvek - is as bad/worse than a dirt film I'd think... I'd also wonder about the heat. We can fry an egg on any panel in the 10kW array just with the morning sun.
If you pay the premium for a custom cover (like a Calmark), they'll do the holes, reinforce them, and give you the 6 year (I think that's theirs) warranty.