BANGOR — Maine’s largest wind energy developer has been handed a defeat in its proposal for wind turbines on Bowers Mountain, but hopes to return with a scaled-back proposal.

The Land Use Regulation Commission voted 5-0 Friday to reject First Wind’s proposed 27-turbine project. Bowers Mountain is in Penobscot County, near Springfield.

The project was opposed by hundreds of nature guides and others in tourism-based industries. David Corrigan, a registered Maine Master Guide, said the agency’s decision “sets a precedent as far as how these projects should be scrutinized and what the results should be.”

First Wind says it plans to come back with a scale-back proposal. And the news wasn’t all bad Friday. The Bangor Daily News says the company announced it has financing to proceed with a 34-megawatt, 19-turbine project in Hancock County near Eastbrook.