The public is invited to join the Bob Big Boy, Burbank "Sixty and Solar" Celebration this Thursday, September 24 at 11am, with a Sock Hop at 5pm. The historic landmark and American eatery will host a dedication of its new solar power system at the morning event in honor of its 60th anniversary. Bill Nye, known to millions as "The Science Guy," joins the celebration as the Master of Ceremonies.
Additional speakers include Burbank Mayor Gary Bric; Gregory W. Ashley, President, Canadian Solar USA; Robert Liggett, Jr., Chairman, Bob’s Big Boy International; Gary Olson, President/CEO, Burbank Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Lance Williams, Executive Director, U. S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles and Wayne Colmer, Chairman Elect, Habitat for Humanity of SF/SCV, the official charity of the Bob’s “Sixty and Solar” celebration.
In the afternoon, Habitat for Humanity volunteers and the public will dance to the tunes of Fifties-era band, Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries.
At both events, Bob is hosting lunch and food for the public.
The restaurant is now generating a portion of its own electricity from a solar power system designed and installed by HelioPower and consisting of 132 Canadian Solar CS6P 200 Modules and two SMA inverters, a Sunny Boy 6000US and a Sunny Boy 3000US. Energy generation is monitored by an SMA Sunny WebBox and graphically displayed through the SMA Sunny Portal system.
Bob's Big Boy, Burbank is located at 4211 Riverside Drive in Burbank, California.
Mr. Nye currently hosts, "Stuff Happens" on Planet Green.