On the way to creating the interconnected low carbon energy networks of the future we will definitely see more of these instances.
Parallels can be drawn with the telecom network build outs and supply chain of the late 90's early 00's… Some players won big, but many telco start-ups didn’t survive or ever turn a profit. However, the wider industries legacy was the high capacity global fibre networks which are the backbone of interconnected world we live in today. The longer term social good outweighed the short term pain for those employees/suppliers directly affected by the bankruptcies.
One lesson that Imergy's demise teaches us is don't have all your eggs in one basket.
Investors have pulled support for Imergy Power Systems, and the company is putting itself on the auction block in the wake of SunEdison's Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the end of a deal to install 1,000 batteries in India.