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MADRID, April 8 (Reuters) – Spanish renewable energy group Capital Energy announced on Friday an alliance with Google’s cloud computing service (GOOGL.O) to accelerate digitization, reduce its carbon footprint and increase its retention capacity and data analysis.

Originally slated to last five years, the collaboration will allow Capital Energy to leverage data from thousands of sensors on its wind turbines and solar panels to extend the life of its assets, reduce costs and increase revenue, the company said. society.

It should also reduce the risk of cybersecurity breaches, Capital said.

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“Google Cloud has a similar vision to ours, which makes it the perfect travel companion for us,” Capital Energy’s director of digitalization and sustainability said in a statement.

The energy company, relatively new to the Spanish energy market, aspires to become the first fully renewable energy operator on the Iberian Peninsula.

With its sunny plains, fast-flowing rivers and windy hills, Spain aims to generate 67% of its electricity from renewables by 2026. read more

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Reporting by Christina Thykjaer; edited by Nathan Allen and Jason Neely

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