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.
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.
Direct competitors include E48 Egg Incubator.
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
200 – 500 eggs
Egg turning mode
Temperature control mechanism
Digital, a nob is turned to adjust temperature.
Size (l x w x h)
Photovoltaic panel – 24 V/200 Wp- Exide battery – 12 V
Phocos Charge controller 24 V/20 Amp
Power rating (W)
Voltage rating (V)
Control interface (Yes/No)
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).
Provided by the manufacturer
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
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