Associação Empresarial de Energia Solar de Alcoutim


Can a country run entirely on renewable energy?

Portugal proves that it can be done, running for 107 hours exclusively on electricity from renewable sources.

Source: CNN

Our Focus

Enercoutim has developed and is currently managing the Solar Demonstration Platform in the Municipality of Alcoutim, the Algarve, Southern region of Portugal. The shared renewable energy infrastructure of the Solar Demonstration Platform currently has a production capacity of 4 MW split between 3 CPV technologies; the significant expansion of the installed capacity is under development. The platform operates on 100ha and combines renewable energy generation, new innovation driven energy models and  sustainable agriculture models.

Enercoutim is facilitating the development of microgrid pilot projects in the Algarve region, supports R&D activities through its NZEB SOLAR LAB facility and recently developed research infrastructure. It operates the platform under plug and produce approach and currently works on integrating energy storage facility.

Our organization is active in various European and International Research and Innovation programs.






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Our team shaped by our vision of the future. Share our VISION? Collaborate with us!

Q1. What does Renewable Energy mean to you?

Q2. How do you envision future development of Renewable Energy?



 Q1: “A unique opportunity to tackle climate change and geo-political challenges. We are going from a “dirty” to a “clean” era, which is creating benefits and opportunities for everyone.”


Q2: “A continuous effort in technology, integration and finance. The creation of a level playing field in which renewables can compete on equal footing, such that market forces can drive the sustainable growth necessary to achieve our climate change objectives..”

 Q1: “Renewable energy is the way forward and has to become part of “cradle to cradle” of electricity and heat production. Distributed where needs to be, centralized where required, resilient.”


Q2: “The future is bright, the future is renewable and sustainable if we build it that way. One sustainable plant of any scale at a time. It is a long journey! ”

Q1: “Any energy source that is naturally regenerated over a short period of time and derived directly from the sun.”


Q2: “As the most reliable and sustainable solution to have power on earth!”





Q1: “Energy resources that are naturally regenerate in a short period of time.”


Q2: “The future of renewable energy will be fundamental to the planet and its survival!”

Q1: “Energy that is continually renewed in nature, at a rate at least equal to its consumption, so it is considered inexhaustible.”


Q2: “A decisive source of energy for sustainable development of the planet Earth and the survival of our future generations.”

Q1: “Renewable energy is one that originates from natural sources, which are naturally replenished and is not limited, like the sun, wind, rain.


Q2: I believe that renewable energy will be an alternative increasingly strong, clean and healthy to the current dependence on exhaustible energy sources and pollutants.”



Enercoutim’s main goal is to promote, develop, and support renewable energy projects and decarbonizaton of the economy and to attract and advance further technology developments in the sector, through the Martim Longo Solar Platform, which is located in the Alcoutim Municipality, the Southern Province of the Algarve, Portugal.

Martim Longo Solar Platform occupies 42ha and has developed a fully infrastructured services area. The platform provides renewable energy infrastructures, research and development support as well as monitoring, demonstration and testing, commercialization and promotion of different cutting-edge solar technologies.
The Platform is a renewable energy production infrastructure that was structured to support various activities enhanced by the excellent local solar (DNI levels) conditions. It currently hosts solar concentration technologies, and offers a wide range of services, including shared engineering services, support infrastructure, operations management, security, research, commercialization and marketing, and others.
Furthermore, Enercoutim aims at and is actively working on launching new demonstration and/or R&I pilot projects, and will be supporting new ventures in the renewable energy, smart grids and smart cities sectors. It actively promotes sustainable use of the endogenous resources of the Alcoutim region.






Office: Av. 24 Julho Nº52 – 2ºE, 1200-868 Lisboa

+351 218084024 | geral@enercoutim.eu


Headquarters: Centro de Artes e Ofícios, Rua das Tinas 1ºE, 8970-064 Alcoutim