How big is the world’s largest offshore wind turbine – V236-15.0MW?

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Circumference

Related Environmental issues: Renewable Energy

The world’s largest offshore wind turbine, Vestas V236-15.0MW, is big enough to power 20,000 households. The largest Ferris wheel in the United States is the High Roller in Las Vegas.

The circumference of the circled the wind turbine makes is how many times longer than that of the High Roller?

  1. 0.68
  2. 1.375
  3. 1.45


(115.5 x 2 x r) / (168 x r) = 231 / 168 = 1.375

Factful Environmental Math Problems (2020)

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The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.

With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uninformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)

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Published: March 26, 2020

Price: $6.25

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?


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


Answer keys

133 meters