Exact same thing happened to me, and I lost the panel I couldn't find it after. Took it to the dealer, this is known issue with the soft top on Jeeps, at first they tried to tell me I installed it incorrectly so I called Jeep Wave customer service and they took care of it for me. Dealer wanted...
Well I’m assuming if you can afford a 50k vehicle then you can afford a solar array which range in price from 10k on up. Plus you get 30% back in tax credit. Even if I paid the full price you would make your money back in 5/7 years. Solar panels have come down on price significantly, under $1/watt.
Actually it does not, for example I can produce all the electricity I need from my solar array on my home not thin air but from the sun, no fossil fuel involved. You don't have to like the idea of this powertrain but trying to bash it makes no sense.
Or a more obvious deterrent since it has sentry lights, plus it's LTE so I get notifications when someone is messing with my Jeep no matter where in the world I'm at. But you are right it's expensive but so is my Jeep.