This snapshot paper gives information on the development of PV power applications in the PVPS member and non-member countries and is largely based on the information provided by the 30 IEA PVPS countries plus the European Union through its European Commission. The report includes information on national market developments and comments about the most important changes and trends in PV support policies at the end of the former year, in this case 2018. The International Energy Agency – Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS)’s Task 1 is responsible for strategy and outreach within the IEA PVPS program. This includes market and industry analysis. A key deliverable of Task 1 is the annual Snapshot of Global PV Markets publication, together with the TRENDS IN PV APPLICATIONS. The objective of the series of annual Snapshot and Trends reports – which have been published since 1992 (Trends) and 2013 (Snapshot) – is to present and interpret developments in both the PV systems and components being used in the PV power systems market and the changing applications for these products within that market. These trends are analyzed in the context of the business, policy and non-technical environment in the reporting countries.