RFB Solar


ISM - Institute for Social Pedagogic Research Mainz., Mainz, GERMANY


Green economy

Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

RFB (Solar Redox Flow Batterien als Solarenergie-Zwischenspeicher für Elektromobilität)

Name of the organisation, English translation

RFB (Solar Redox Flow batteries as solar energy intermediate storage for electromobility)


Name of the practice, original language

RFB (Solar Redox Flow Batterien als Solarenergie-Zwischenspeicher für Elektromobilität)


Germany/France (cross-border cooperation)

Description of the practice

Initiation of cross-border coorperation and strengthening of SMEs in the field of electromobility and in this way the regional economy; cross-border technological progress in the field of electromobility.


Policy context

Five partners from Germany and France raise their expertise by RFB Solar. They aim to advance developments in the field of E-mobility by cross-border exchange.

Cross-Border climate protection, renewable energies and increase in energy efficiency are highly topical subjects.

Projects like RFB Solar help to increase value creation in the German-French cross-border region.

Cross-border networks are an important step for developing future-compliant energy supply.

Labour market context

The demographic change is one of the greatest challenges during the next years. The population will decrease and at the same time ageing of the population will happen. Therefore it is important to recruit new personal and to preserve the qualified employees in the region. Innovations in the field of Green Economy are fast and it is very important for SMEs to take part in these new innovations which due RFB Solars huge network is an easy task for its partners. Furthermore it is a big advantage for people living close to the German-French borderline to participate in projects like RFB Solar which help to strengthen cross-border exchanges.


-scientific corporation
-development of new technologies
-German-French experience exchange
-building up a competence network to ensure an interregional experience exchange between science and economy

Management and operation

-two scientific project partners and three strategic partners from Germany and France:
-transfer centre Nano-Electrochemistry, University of Saarland
– Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l’Environnement (LCPME), Université de Lorraine
-regional SMEs and research institute IZES


Target groups/beneficiaries

Research centres, universities, SMEs (moblitiy)

Start date

01 Jan 2012

End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

-newest technology concerning renewable mobility
-mutual exchange
-strong cross-border corporation

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

-newest technology concerning renewable mobility
-mutual exchange
-strong cross-border corporation

Source of funding

European Regional Development Fund, Other sources, please specify

Main responsible body, type

Small or medium enterprise

Role of implementing body


Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors


Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?

Yes, external evaluation


Target group(s)

Not targeted


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People seeking training

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B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

Identification of clients’ needs, Matching services

B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

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Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Improvement of micro and smes’ recruitment and human resource management practices, Identification of needed skills

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

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Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Cross border/regional recruitment services

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

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B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

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B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

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Type of subcontractor(s)

Public, Private

B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

External evaluator, private sector

Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Monitoring evidence

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D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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