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International Journal of Engineering Research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering(IJEREEE)

Monthly Journal for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

ISSN : 2395-2717 (Online)

A Thermo Electric Heating Based Solar Powered Egg Incubator For Remote Areas

Author : VinuSankar 1 Rani Chacko 2 Anish Benny 3

Date of Publication :7th September 2015

Abstract: Incubators are devices which provides virtual atmosphere for egg hatching. Many conventional egg hatching mechanisms are existed in the early days and in nowadays electrical incubator become a replacement for conventional egg incubators. Due to high initial and operating cost it is not accessible for small scale poultry farmers. In this thesis a new thermo electric heating based solar powered egg incubator with closed loop temperature and humidity control, egg turning mechanism, effective ventilation is introduced. The cooling feature of thermo electric module can be utilized for refrigeration applications.

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