by Dustin Block
Special to The Daily Reporter
Kurtis Welton is in Africa this month climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with his daughter.
When he gets back to Madison, he’ll be climbing a mountain of a different sort. Welton is planning a new business park called Silicon Prairie in Verona about a mile west of Madison’s Beltline Highway on Mineral Point Road. The business park is designed to be “off the grid,” said Welton, who owns the Madison-based Welton Enterprises Inc. The park will run on renewable energy with a goal of selling electricity back to the utilities.
“It’ll be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified, but it goes way beyond that,” Welton said. “It’ll have a little of everything. Wind, solar and another thing that will be the first of its kind in the country. I don’t want to spill the beans.” Read more…