Councillors have rejected plans for two windfarms in Powys for the second time in two years.
Schemes for 12 turbines at Mynydd-y-Cemmaes, near Llanbrynmair, and three near New Radnor, were refused as it was found they'd have an "unacceptable impact" on the landscape.
Powys County Council have objected to all three applications for large windfarms at Llaithdu, Llandinam and Llanbrynmair.
The recommendations were rejected because of fears about the impact on local transport, tourism, wildlife, and noise levels. A public inquiry has now been triggered with the final decision resting on the UK Government.
Protest organiser Richard Bonfield said he was "delighted" with Powys County Council's decision, and welcomed a public inquiry that would look at windfarm proposals in great detail.
Powys County Council's Cabinet has rejected two applications for large-scale windfarm developments in Mid Wales. Protesters against the controversial plans attended the meeting in Llandrindod Wells on Tuesday.
The decision over major energy projects will ultimately be made by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Protesters outside Powys County Council voice their concerns over large scale windfarms in rural Wales. They say wind turbines and pylons will devastate the countryside.