How high is a wind turbine?

Grade level: 5 – 6th grades

Skills: Radius, diameter, circumference & area of a circle

Related environmental issues: Energy

The average hub height of a wind turbine installed in the United States during 2015 was 82 meters. And The average rotor diameter of a wind turbine installed during the same year was 102 meters. What is the average overall height of a wind turbine installed during 2015?

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Source: U.S. Department of Energy, 2016. 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report

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Answer keys

133 meters

102/2=51

51+82=133