AS IF YOU NEEDED MORE ECONOMIC BAD NEWS, solar panel prices might jump soon, according to a report from CNN:

In March, the US Department of Commerce opened an investigation to determine if four countries that supply the US with solar panels — Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam — have been using components made in China that should be subject to US tariffs. If the Commerce Department finds that to be the case, then the solar panels these four countries sell in the US could be subject to retroactive tariffs, which in turn would cause prices here in the US to spike.

So if solar panels are on your list of things you’ll need, it might be best to get them now, even if it means putting them aside for a while.