Three MeteoHelix micro-weather stations were installed to monitor new technology experiment to help prevent frost on budding wine grape plans at the renowned Höhere Bundeslehranstalt viticulture school in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria. These precision weather stations are powered by the sun and connected to the Sensor Network Services GmbH LoRaWAN wireless network to provide critical real-time information to help evaluate the success of this new technology. Differentiated by their helical shape, they are able to provide world class measurements for a fraction of the cost of comparable accuracy meteorological technologies.
The variability of weather over the recent decade has caused grape wine damage in the millions of euros each year due to frost. This experiment is very significant due to the fact that it sits within a vast wine region stretching for hundreds of kilometers from the Tokaj of southern Slovakia and northern Hungary to the southern Moravia region of the Czech republic and all the way to the Vienna region known for its wine schools and superb white wine production.