Lifeway Solar Poultry Incubator
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.
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.
India, Nigeria, Nepal, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe
The product is distributed in India through the rural innovation fund, and by the UN in Zimbabwe under the African Poverty Eradication program.
112 – 350 USD (8000 Rs – 25000Rs) Converted on May 2019
Main competitors include Neochicks, Kanga incubators and E48 egg incubator
Unemployed women in rural India
This product is mass produced in India.
Users can obtain this product from Lifeway Solar Devices Ltd and also distributed by the humanitarian organization (UN).
Over 1200 units have been distributed to India and Africa Interview with representative
Number of eggs the product can hold
How are the eggs turned?
Nature of the temperature control mechanism
Dimensions of the incubator (l x w x h), measured in meters
The overall weight of the product, measured in kilograms
Type of energy used to power the product
Power requirement, measured in watts
Power requirement, measured in volts
Does the technology have a control interface?
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).
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
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
No third-party testing has been completed. Testing however has been conducted by the manufacturer which measured a 20/60W power consumption.
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
There are no known safety hazards related to this product.
Vega Solar Photovoltaic module – 24 V/200 Wp
Exide Battery – 12 V
Phocos charge controller – 24 V/20 Amp
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.
ISO 9001 : 2000 certified by TUV Germany.
Approval by MNES/BIS GOVT. of India.
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