Enercoutim’s main goal is to promote, develop, and support renewable energy projects and decarbonisaton 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, commercialisation 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, commercialisation 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.

  • 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.