Brighton and Hove Energy Saving Co-operative (BHESCO) has launched a new share offer that aims to raise £1 million to help fund up to 10 community renewable energy projects in Sussex. BHESCO is inviting members of the public to invest a minimum of £250 in the community fund, with investors expected to receive a 5-7% year on year return. The first set of installations will see a total retrofit on energy saving and generation technologies for a social enterprise that manages affordable office spaces. In addition, BHESCO is working with Brighton & Hove City Council to install solar on various schools in the district. However, the council is currently evaluating all solar PV installs on its estate following a fire at Hove Town Hall believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in the solar array.