Updated on January 8, 2024


Created on August 7, 2019

Lifeway Solar Poultry Incubator

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The incubator is designed as an automated or semi-automated system for hatching poultry eggs for people who are not connected to the main grid or experience power cuts.

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Product Description

The lifeway solar poultry incubator is designed to hatch quail, chicken, turkey and goose eggs. The product is aimed to serve people who cannot access electricity or suffer from interruptions in power. It contains a fully automatic or semi-automatic heat control, and a cabinet made from fiber glass which supports effective incubation conditions for eggs.  The product is designed and manufactured by Lifeway Solar Devices Pvt. Ltd at Cochin, Kerala.

Target SDGs

SDG 1: No Poverty

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product is distributed in India through the rural innovation fund, and by the UN in Zimbabwe  under the African Poverty Eradication program.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include E48 Egg Incubator.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass produced in India.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain this product from Lifeway Solar Devices Ltd and also distributed by the humanitarian organization (UN).

Distributions to Date Status

Over 1200 units have been distributed to India and Africa Interview with representative

Egg capacity

200 – 500 eggs

Egg turning mode


Temperature control mechanism

Digital, a nob is turned to adjust temperature.

Size (l x w x h)

380×300×350 (mm)

Weight (kg)


Power source

Photovoltaic panel – 24 V/200 Wp- Exide battery – 12 V

Phocos Charge controller 24 V/20 Amp

Power rating (W)

175 Watt

Voltage rating (V)

24 V

Control interface (Yes/No)


Design Specifications

The solar poultry incubator is equipped with semi-automatic or fully automatic heat controllers, and a cabinet made from fiber glass which helps to achieve the best possible conditions for egg hatching. The product is portable and consumes minimal energy (20/60 W), simple to operate, and works on three power options (solar, battery or grid power).

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components

If not used properly, heater and motor will need repair or replacement. Interview with representative


The products lifespan is 10 years and comes with a one year warranty. Interview with representative

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance include:

  • Silent and pollution free
  • Portable and low (20/60 W) energy consumption
  • Simple training and operation imparted
  • Works on three power options Solar, Battery, Grid power

Vetted Performance Status

No third-party testing has been completed. Testing however has been conducted by the manufacturer which measured a 20/60W power consumption.


There are no known safety hazards related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Vega Solar Photovoltaic module - 24 V/200 Wp Exide Battery - 12 V Phocos charge controller - 24 V/20 Amp

Academic Research and References

Irtwange, S.V., 2003, Passive Solar Poultry Eggs Incubator: II Development and Preliminary Performance Evaluation. Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology Vol. 3(2) 2003: 30-36

Mansaray, K. G., Yansaneh, O., 2015, Fabrication an Performance Evaluation of a Solar Powered Chicken Egg Incubator. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, VOlume 5, Issue 6, June 2015.

Okonkwo W.I., 2012, Characterization of a Photovoltaic Powered Poultry Egg Incubator. 4th annual conference on Agriculture and Animal Science.

Compliance with regulations

ISO 9001 : 2000 certified by TUV Germany. Approval by MNES/BIS GOVT. of India.


Other Information

This report provides a general information on the research report of Lifeway solar poultry incubator Users Manual The product has been tested by KVK ( Krishi Vigyan Kendras , Govt. of India),  N G RANDA AGRI.AGRI UNIVERSITIES IN ANDHRA PRADESH and in  HYDERABAD among others. Interview with representative

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