Biomimicry database at

Browse the biomimicry database at to find examples of renewable energy technologies inspired by nature provides a free, online, searchable database of “Nature’s genius organized by design challenge.” Use this database to find a strategy used in nature and learn about the application ideas associated with this strategy.  Each strategy is accompanied by one or more color photos as well as a list of references for further information.

For example, you can read about the strategy window plants, which have pillar-like leaves, use to enhance photosynthesis and how this design could inform more efficient photovoltaic cells.


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