Alcoutim Solar Energy Association


Panel on “Blockchain-based solutions for P2P power trading”, which will cover blockchain applications in general for solar and storage.


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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.






• Development  

Completion of platform infrastructures;  • First 2 MW.

• Fourth MW;  Initiation of activities focused on EU research;  • First H2020 project;  • Second H2020;  • Solar Lab expansion program.
2012 2014 2016

2011 2013 2015 2017
Start of Enercoutim • Beginning of construction
• Third MW • Development, experimentation and commercialization tests;  • Regional strategy for smart energy networks.



In addition, Enercoutim is gaining expertise and deepening relationships in the areas we feel are most likely to accelerate the decarbonisation of our economy. These areas (at this time) include:


• Distributed energy solutions (infrastructure);

• Storage solutions based on the market model;

• IoT Interoperability Solutions;

• Smart Grids;

• Sustainable Agriculture.


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.








Benefits / Advantages:

Under terms specifically set forth by the Board, members may benefit from all services of the Association, including:

a) The hosting, promotion, development and support of projects for the generation of renewable energy and the attraction and dynamization of technological activity linked to the renewable energy sector;

b) The rendering of services to the companies, in which will be integrated, among others, the coordination of projects; The organization of fairs, exhibitions and congresses; Information and technical support; Promotion of business and investment, including the holding of business missions; Education and training; Promotion and dissemination of Science and Technology and entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship;

c) The relationship and collaboration with national or foreign counterparts of the Association, as well as entities that promote the development of renewable energies or energy efficiency;

d) Participation in events of interest to the Association.

Under terms also defined by the Management, members may obtain technical, commercial or other information that is available for use by its members.

More information:

1. May be admitted as members any individuals, as well as collective people, whose statutory purpose is not incompatible with the Association.

2. Such individuals and collective people may be both Portuguese and foreign.

3. The admission of members in any case depends on the deliberation of the respective Board.

4. From the deliberation that approve or reject the proposal of member, will be informed to the candidate.

5. Each member will be given a certificate proving the membership, of a model to be approved by the Direction.

1. The rights of members constitute:

1.1. To benefit from all the services of the Association, and to obtain information that it has available for use by its members, under the terms defined in the following article.



1.2. Benefit from the sharing, usufruct and transfer of assets, equipment and rights of the Association, under the terms and conditions defined by the Management.

2. Members shall be obliged to pay an annual fee / quota in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, as well as to refrain from any conduct likely to prejudice the good name of the Association or contrary to its purposes and conduct carried out by the Association in the exercise of its activity.

3. Only members whose payment of the above annual fee / quota is up to date may exercise their rights.

For more info contact us: geral@enercoutim.eu


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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: “Inexhaustible energy sources than can bring clean electricity for all!”


Q2: “I’m optimistic. There will be a growing share of renewables for electricity generation and also for transports, and storage solutions are developing to help in the energy transition.”

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.”






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