GIR was founded in Italy in 2008 to take advantage of the high solar irradiance and generous government incentives the country had to offer. The company gained expertise in the creation and implementation of solar energy generation projects by planning and installing several sizeable ground-mounted solar PV installations. As GIR expanded its practice into roof-mounted installations, it gained a reputation in the Italian energy industry as a reliable solar developer and a leader in its field.


After executing solar PV development deals with numerous international interests, GIR sold its Italian assets to Relight Group, a well known firm in the European PV market, in early 2012.