Councils have not been put off investing in solar despite the recent subsidy cuts, according to public sector energy consultant Stephen Cirrell. Speaking at the Solar Energy UK exhibition in Birmingham last month, Cirrell said local authorities were adjusting the timeline of projects with many opting to wait it out for two years. Very few however, were walking away from a commitment to pursue solar energy. Storage, private wires and falling costs of PV panels will help to make solar economic for local authorities. Nottingham City Council is a trailblazer.