IrriGreen has created the Genius sprinkler to water landscapes more efficiently. Water is digitally directed through a patent-pending multi-stream nozzle and programmed to the landscape shape.
Changing the Way We Water the World
Company name: IrriGreen, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Region: North Central
IrriGreen manufactures and sells landscape irrigation systems using digital technology to water the exact landscape shape cutting installation time in half and water use by 50 percent. IrriGreen uses digital technology to achieve a superior level of watering accuracy and efficiency by controlling the water flow through a patent-pending multi-stream nozzle as the sprinkler rotates. IrriGreen sells to irrigation installers and landscape distributors, and is poised to secure significant market share in a $5 Billion industry while saving money, water, and non-renewable resources.
How it changes the world
The US EPA says that we use 7 billion gallons of water each day on landscape irrigation, so IrriGreen provides a great opportunity to make our community water supplies more sustainable. Landscape irrigation systems are a pain to install. The installers who install these systems spend most of their earned dollars on labor. By cutting their installation time, IrriGreen will make these businesses more viable and sustainable.
If you win?
IrriGreen has already had additional traction with end-users, installers, distributors and investors at the regional level. We expect our ability to find customers and financing to be further enhanced by winning at the national level.
Memorable Cleantech Open moment?
The funniest and most humbling moment is getting up in front of the crowd at the Cleantech Open Academy in San Jose to test your pitch. This exercise did lead us to a very concise statement “watering the exact landscape shape” — which helped us convey in words how our innovation works.