The Cielos de Tarapacá (CdT) is comprised of a 600 MW-AC photovoltaic solar plant with single-axis tracking in order to follow the sun from east to west. The size of the plant is such that if it were to begin operations in 2016, it would be the largest solar plant in the world. The 1,650 hectares project site is located in Pintados, approximately 75 kilometers south east of Iquique, in the Tarapacá Region.
Cielos de Tarapacá is complementary to Espejo de Tarapacá. In 2020, the combination of these two projects will create the first large scale system in the world capable of producing solar energy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, competing directly and without subsidies with thermoelectric generation.