Wind Turbine Standards Assessed: 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Name ________________________ Algebra 2 Directions: Wind turbines are becoming more common as a source of electricity. Wyoming has several wind farms in operation and more are being built. The turbines can vary in size, often times with blades over 100 feet long! One drawback to these super-sized turbines is the danger to birds. The blades travel at very high speeds. Suppose the 3-blade turbine in the picture has blades that are 150 feet long each. If the turbine can make one full turn in 2.3 seconds, how fast is the outer tip of the blade traveling in miles per hour? Explain how you determined the speed of the blade including any necessary computations, sketches, formulas, and notes.