Researchers at Loughborough University will be looking into discovering high-tech methods to lower bills for domestic energy users.
As part of a £1.9 million project, scientists will team up with energy supplier E.ON, energy monitoring firm AlertMe and home phone company O2 to work out how most people consume energy and research ways in which to reduce wastage.
Dr Richard Buswell, leader of the study, commented: "The need to reduce energy consumption is one which will increasingly impact on our domestic lives."
He added: "This project aims to uncover innovative, technology-based solutions to the challenge of reducing energy use."
The research will focus on providing the right solutions to the energy problem, as the scientists feel there is no point proposing an energy saving device if nobody wants to use it.
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