While I like the notion of universal basic income, it begs the question: who signs the checks? The philosophy behind Canopy is to make products that make use of universal local resources, starting with the sun. Often times, it’s right outside the window. And since law requires that every bedroom have an opening for egress, the window seemed like a good place to start collecting that sun. So we designed, made, and tested a number of prototypes to do just that: capture and store solar power in the bedroom window to power the daily essentials.