Hearing that Charlie said that he still has a problem that needs to be dealt with immediately, Hamid hurriedly asked: Brother, what problem are you talking about?
Charlie said: “The last time I went to your place, I found out that your base now completely depends on diesel generators.”
“Yes.” Hamid said: “Diesel generator sets are fairly convenient to use, but the cost is a bit high.”
Charlie said: “This is not a bit high, that’s incredibly high. The cost is at least several times that of coal power!”
Hamid said hurriedly: “I have been implementing the strategy of saving electricity here. Basically, I don’t use electricity or use less electricity during the day. Ordinary soldiers only use electricity for lighting at night, so the overall electricity consumption is not high, and the cost is acceptable.”
Charlie retorted: “You just didn’t think about it for a long time. If you have a dozen or even dozens of fortifications in the future, then each fortification needs to provide a corresponding power system to ensure the lighting, ventilation, and communication, even cooking, if this is the case, your diesel power generators will not be available all the time, and the cost of fuel consumption will be very high when running at full power.”
When Hamid heard this, he exclaimed: “Oh, I! I even forgot this! But I don’t have any good solutions now. The government can’t provide electricity to me, and I have no ability to build a thermal power plant, so I can only use diesel generators to generate electricity.”
Charlie said: “Although your area does not have the possibility of developing thermal power, you can try to develop a fixed photovoltaic power generation. The Middle East itself has sufficient sunlight, and although the construction cost of photovoltaic power generation is relatively high, the subsequent use cost is relatively low, as are the maintenance costs. You only need to invest two or three million dollars at a time to build several independent power systems that are powered by solar power and stored by batteries. In this way, you can completely get rid of fuel power generation and generate electricity every day. The electricity generated will be enough for your two thousand soldiers to use normally.”
‘The solar panels for photovoltaic power generation can be placed directly on the roof or on the hillside near the internal reverse slope fortification, which can also prevent the enemy from destroying them. Then put your diesel generator set in a safe cellar and maintain it regularly. Then you can use them in an emergency to provide emergency power. In this case, you would have two power supply systems.”
Speaking of this, Charlie said earnestly: “As long as it has something to do with war, you must make an emergency plan. If your current set up is no longer good, and you should change to another set up immediately. Only in this way can your chance of survival be improved. It seems to me most of your subordinates do not have any literacy level and have not studied any military tactics and training. Therefore, your team itself has a lot of shortcomings. If you don’t force yourself to think and study more, it will be difficult to survive the continuous war.”
Hamid also realized the importance of Charlie’s words and immediately said: “My brother thank you for reminded me! I must strengthen my understanding of military tactics and heighten my understanding!”
He followed up with saying: “I will start to work on photovoltaic power system as soon as possible. 100 million US dollars is a huge sum of money. Many problems can be solved easily. In the future, I will try my best to upgrade all aspects of my base.I must live up to your expectations brother!
Charlie was glad to see Hamid’s positive attitude toward his instruction and felt better knowing he took it seriously and would implement this immediately.
Charlie remembered something, and then asked him: “By the way, the people under your command have never read any books. If you really want them to operate infrastructure equipment to build fortifications, these people can’t do it.”
Hamid said without even thinking: “It’s definitely not possible to rely on this group of people under my hands. It makes me angry to talk about it. I asked them to dig a cellar and they could barely finish that task correctly. I could never expect them to build permanent fortifications. It would be absolutely impossible.”
While speaking, he smiled and said: “But I happened to know a friend who worked in the construction industry in Iraq. He has a lot of construction workers under his hand. In Iraq, he has long been used to war-torn days. As long as the pay is enough, they would even go to the moon to dig a hole. I will contact him in a while and ask him to send someone over as soon as possible!”
Charlie said: “It’s good to have this relationship. In fact, the kind of permanent fortifications I said don’t need to be too high cost, nor does it need to be high tech, Because you are now facing a highland war, and There is little difference in weapons and equipment. As long as you can make good use of the high ground, make good use of the tunnels, and the strategic advantages of the reverse slope to build fortifications, even if the enemy’s artillery is extremely powerful, it will be difficult to defeat you!”
Hamid did not hesitate and said: “Okay! I will do exactly as you have instructed. I will begin work immediately!”