The GreenIQ Smart Garden hub adjusts your garden watering schedules based on past, current, and forecasted weather conditions. The system collects weather data from multiple sources. GreenIQ users can select one of the following data sources using the GreenIQ app.
Weather Underground was established in 1993 and acquired by IBM in 2015. It is one of the biggest and most popular companies to provide local and long-range weather forecasts, weather reports, maps, and tropical weather conditions for locations worldwide. With 250,000+ stations sending real-time data, Weather Underground provides the extensive data that makes its forecasts so unique. A team of meteorologists and climatologists provide valuable insights into the science behind the data and the relationship between weather and climate change.
Dark Sky specializes in weather forecasting and visualization. They were established in 2011 as a Kickstarter with the idea of using robots that predict the weather with down-to-the-minute precision. Today, the company is well established and its website and app are used worldwide.
Private weather stations: GreenIQ currently integrates with Netatmo and Davis Instruments weather stations. A user who owns either of those private weather stations can connect them to his own GreenIQ hub. This allows GreenIQ to collect highly accurate and localized weather data and optimize the watering programs according to outdoor conditions. GreenIQ factors the weather data into its irrigation programs, making them more efficient and economic. Netatmo has residential weather stations in 175 countries worldwide.
The super fun part is that even if you don’t own a Netatmo or Davis Instruments weather station, you can still use aggregated data of other weather stations around you free of charge.
Our unique smart weather algorithm was initially developed by GreenIQ CEO, Mr. Odi Dahan, in 2013. Since then, our R&D team has continued to improve the algorithm to optimize water usage in a variety of weather, soil and vegetation conditions. The algorithm factors past, current and forecasted weather conditions into its calculations. The concept behind the algorithm is to balance water loss due to evapotranspiration (ET) with the rainfall and irrigation. We named our smart weather data algorithm WeatherIQ.
Our algorithm is capable of compensating for inaccurate weather forecasts. If a watering cycle was skipped due to forecasted rain and rain didn’t come, the system increases the watering cycle on the next day to avoid under-watering.
In addition to rainfall, the WeatherIQ takes into consideration many variables, such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, solar radiation.
The user programs his irrigation cycles according to the hottest season. These programs are considered as 100% of the irrigation cycle. Our weather algorithm saves water by adjusting the watering cycle duration as a function of the variables above. The GreenIQ app reports daily/weekly/monthly water savings percentages.
The GreenIQ weather algorithm has been extensively tested by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)and has been granted the WaterSense label. This certification enables U.S residents who live in states with water shortages to get refunds (full or partial) when they purchase any GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub.