In an era of rising energy costs and concerns over use of fossil fuels, it’s worth looking to nature’s strategies to harvest renewable energy and maximize energy efficiency.

In an era of rising energy costs and concerns over use of fossil fuels, it’s worth looking to nature’s strategies to harvest renewable energy and maximize energy efficiency. This collection highlights some energy management products and research agendas that have been inspired by nature.

From abalones building shells to lions chasing gazelles, living systems have evolved to optimize energy management in order to survive in their environments. This includes efficiently capturing, storing, transforming, and using energy. Explore how these products emulate nature to convert energy from other sources to electricity, improve energy performance, maximize energy efficiency, and more.

This collection was made possible thanks to NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority).