Passive solar poultry eggs incubator: II development and preliminary performance evaluation

  • SV Irtwange Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria

Abstract

A passive solar powered poultry eggs incubator consisting of a solar collector panel, a collector thermal storage device and the incubating cabinet was designed and constructed to provide environmental conditions necessary to initiate and sustain the entire incubation process of the fertilized eggs up to the hatching stage. Tests carried out on the incubator during day time operations indicate that passive systems can be used to solve the heating problems of poultry farmers with free energy from the sun. Further tests and development work are still in progress.

Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology Vol. 3(2) 2003: 30-36
Published
2006-09-20
Section
Articles

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