The main purpose of providing this to the needy villages is to use the abundant sun light available in Tamilnadu to produce the alternative source of energy to light the villages during night time without any dependence on conventional electricity and regular change of bulbs. The solar outdoor lighting is a reliable and efficient stand alone system. It consists of LED lamps , a rechargeable lead acid battery for storage of energy, PV module for charging the battery.

Advantages of Solar Street Lights

  1. Environment friendly - 100% powered by the sun, solar panels reduce fossil fuel consumption, eliminating pollution.
  2. No maintenance is needed except for the battery
  3. No monthly electric bills to anyone
  4. Self-contained solution - Light on/off controlled by automatic daylight sensing
  5. Better and long life light source - LED lights feature white light without flickering and instant on.
  6. Safe 12/24 volt circuit, no risk of electric shock.
  7. Independent power and light source- no two systems are connected, hence no single point of failure.
  8. No power outages and hence the villages are provided with night lighting for security and children can study under




Dr. T.C. Meyappan and Mrs. Kaveri Meyappan, Kandramanickam (New York, USA)

Dr. Nachiappan Narayanan and Shanthi Nachiappan, PN. N. House, Kandramanickam (New Jersey, USA)



Dr. Nachiappan Narayanan and Shanthi Nachiappan



The world is under a stage where we are running out of non-renewable sources of energy now. The solar system presents itself as a perennial and inexhaustible source of energy to mankind. Rising electricity costs and the urgent need for a more sustainable future has driven the growth of solar technology in the recent years. In the next decade, it's expected that solar power will be similar in price to traditional sources of electricity and solar panels will be a standard feature in newly constructed homes and commercial buildings. Solar energy is the greenest and most abundant renewable energy source available. Let us make the most use of it!

Solar power system is nothing but conversion of the solar energy into electrical energy through solar panels. The solar energy is absorbed by the solar panels installed. The panels convert the solar power into electrical power. The electrical energy is stored in the batteries and used by solar inverters to convert and supply the energy. Drawing power directly from the sun, solar electric power systems produce zero emissions. Many of the traditional forms of producing energy release chemicals like carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and mercury into the environment, which are known to contribute to climate change, acid rain, and human health problems.

Solar electric power systems are fully automatic and do not require any human intervention making it totally hassle-free. There are no moving parts, so photo voltaic systems have very long lifetimes ranging from anywhere between 30 to 40 years and are virtually maintenance free.

Installing solar cells is a high return investment. No matter what size system you install or what percentage of your electric usage you choose to use solar, your payback period will be relatively similar. Once you recover the initial cost of your solar electric power system within the first few years, you will have a percentage of your electricity bill eliminated for decades!

Solar electricity offers economic security against rising electricity prices. Even as the cost of conventional current and fuel keeps escalating, with solar power your cost per unit remains constant for years. Besides, operating costs are minimal because solar cells, unlike conventional power systems need very little maintenance and use no fuel. As the Solar Power Plants are expensive, we do not have resources to provide this to individual homes. Instead, we are planning to provide this at the request of individual donors to the village temples. This will help the temples to cut down the cost of electricity almost entirely ranging from Rs. 2000 to 5000 per month. Once a temple is selected by a donor, we will provide solar street lights to the same village from the common funds so that the entire village is benefitted.


1. Sri Manicka Nachiamman Temple of Kandramanickam - July 1, 2018 to coincide with the Kumbhabisekam

2. Sri Manicka Nachiamman Temple (Moolasthana temple) of Therkkupattu - June 22, 2018 to coincide with the Kumbhabisekam


Dr. Nachiappan Narayanan and Shanthi Nachiappan